Adrenal Tumors and Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy (PRA): A Case Study

In this case study, Sanziana Roman, MD, an endocrine surgeon who sees patients with disorders of endocrine systems—including thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland—discusses a patient’s treatment for a tumor in the retroperitoneum, near the adrenal gland. In consultation with his endocrinologist, surgery was performed minimally invasively through a unique posterior approach that enabled preservation of the kidney and adrenal gland, and allowed for safe removal of the tumor. For more information on UCSF’s Endocrine Surgery & Oncology Clinic visit

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Sanziana A. Roman, M.D., FACS.

Sanziana A. Roman, M.D., FACS

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Endocrine Surgery
Director of Learning and Teaching in the Procedural Specialties
Dean’s Diversity Leader for Leadership Equity and Inclusion UCSF School of Medicine

Sanziana A. Roman, M.D., FACS is Professor of Surgery with a clinical interest in endocrine and minimally invasive surgery, with a focus in thyroid and adrenal diseases, including pediatric and adult endocrine tumors. She is one of few ...

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