Recall the systematic evaluation of an incidentally detected adrenal mass.
Outline the management principles in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of patients with adrenal pheochromocytoma.
Identify patients who will benefit from adrenalectomy in setting of hyperaldosteronism and hypercortisolism
Analyze potential controversies regarding surgical approaches in the management of adrenal tumors.
Describe optimal room setup, patient positioning, and trocar placement for laparoscopic and robotic-assisted adrenal surgery.
Modern abdominal imaging has led to increased detection of incidental adrenal masses. Urologists are challenged with distinguishing benign from malignant tumors, as well as, characterizing functional and non-functional adrenal lesions. This interactive course will provide an in-depth summary of the diagnostic evaluation of adrenal lesions. We will examine specific cases of functional adrenal masses and outline the special considerations for each. A case based discussion will highlight the surgical techniques used during adrenalectomy with an update on the role of partial adrenalectomy. The goal of this course is to familiarize the urologist with a practical approach to the evaluation of adrenal masses while providing a cased based discussion of laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques.