Last laparoscopic removal of suprarenal mass was I'll tell:
A argentinioan surgeon operated a patient by a intestinal small bowell obstruction by old post op adhesion;in the normal post op period,the surgeon ask a CT abdominal scan for nobody knows reason.Surprise,a mass at the left or right,I do not remember exactly,suprarenal.Full image and laboratory exam.
The surgeon said to the patient:you need a resection of this tumor.Patient ask:by laparoscopic route?;the surgeon said,yes.Patient ask:how many patients do you have operated? Surgeons said : but,I know a well known surgeon in USA,so he can to operate you. That's fine,said the patient.
"2 act. The argentinian patient arrive to USA,and he is operatyed by laparoscopic route.FULL succeed."2 days at hospital,then to the Hotel,and at POD 6,return to buenos Aires.And the biopsye? Upp,said the surgeon,to day is confuse,but ,in a few days,I'll send you the final report.Do not worry.
3Act. Biopsy arrived to Buenos Aires:HYPERNEFROMA. So,the surgeons never knows exactly where he was working
4.Act. A argentinian urologic surgeon removed the kidney and the tumor of this patient...
5.Act.The first surgeon who reccomended the trip to Usa for laparoscopic remeval of suprarenal mass,to day remain as a pioneer of "advanced laparoscopic surgery".
So,sorry by the illness,but Open surgery is not dead.