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Pediatric Robotic Adrenalectomy for Virilizing Adrenal Tumor in a 4-year-old Female

      ABSTRACT

      Adrenocortical tumors in children are rare, with approximately 90% of children presenting with endocrine syndromes, most commonly virilization. The standard treatment remains an open resection, although there is increasing use of the minimally invasive approach. With the advent of robotic surgery, its advantages over open and conventional laparoscopy make it a viable option in select patients. Despite the adoption of robot-assisted surgery in pediatric urology, limited literature regarding robotic pediatric adrenal surgery exists, with only a few small case series. We present a female child with virilizing features due to a large functional adrenal tumor managed by robot-assisted adrenalectomy.
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