The suprarenal gland is paired and located in the back of the abdomen, immediately above the kidneys. It weighs between 3 and 5 grams and can be affected by a disease that leads to organ dysfunction by a malignant tumor. It can also be subject to metastatic.
The surgical removal of the organ through laparoscopy is universally accepted as a standard technique. It can be reached through an anterior or posterior approach, with the patient positioned in the contralateral flank position, according to the surgeon’s preference. The gland’s reduced volume and its location in a very deep plane make the laparoscopic access the best approach.