Use Of Indocyanine Green For Intraoperative Ureteral Identification In Nonurologic Surgery

We report the use of indocyanine green (ICG) for ureteral identification during nonurologic surgery. Indocyanine green is a cyanine-based dye that can be injected intravenously to visualize vascularized structures with near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence. Other reports suggest that intraureteral ICG instillation offers benefits for ureteral identification during urologic and nonurologic minimally invasive surgery.1,2 JAMA Surg. Published online…

A Study Investigating The Perfusion Of Colorectal Anastomoses Using Fluorescence Angiography: Results Of Flag Randomized Trial

Methods A single center randomized trial was undertaken between 2018 and 2019. Those patients who underwent a stapled colorectal anastomosis were randomized 1:1 for ICG FA vs. visual clinical assessment of blood perfusion of the anastomosed colon and rectal stump (non‐ICG FA group). The primary end‐point was to assess whether ICG FA was associated with…