Clinical Role Of Fluorescence Imaging In Colorectal Surgery – A Review

Abstract Anastomotic leak (AL) after colorectal surgery is a devastating complication; decreased blood perfusion is an important risk factor. Surgeons rely on subjective measures to assess bowel perfusion. Fluorescence imaging (FI) with indocyanine green (ICG) provides a real-time objective assessment of intestinal perfusion. Areas covered: A PubMed search using the terms ‘fluorescence imaging’, ‘indocyanine green’,…