Transdiaphragmatic adrenalectomy for metastatic cervical adenocarcinoma: a technical case report

Robert B. Dorman, Nathaniel S Kreykes, Michael A. Maddaus, William D Payne, Patricia L. Judson, Daniel B. Leslie, Sayeed Ikramuddin

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We present a 60-year old woman with recurrent cervical adenocarcinoma who presented with metastasis to both lungs and to her right adrenal gland. A thoracotomy was performed for resection of her pulmonary metastasis and then the right adrenal gland was excised through a trans-diaphragmatic approach. The adrenal gland resection was more complex due to involvement of the tumor with the inferior vena cava (IVC) which was repaired with a PTFE patch graft. This case demonstrates both an interesting approach to surgical resection of multiple metastases as well as a safe, although more challenging, alternative to partially resect and repair the IVC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Surgical Case Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2010

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