Indocyanine Green Use in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

ABSTRACT Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the surgical treatment of choice for benign diseases of the gallbladder because of the advantage of shorter postoperative hospital stays with faster recovery and cosmetic superiority. However, complications like iatrogenic vascular and bile duct injury are associated with a severe outcome. Most of the intraoperative injuries during use of the laparoscopic…

A Novel Method for Near‐infrared Fluorescence Imaging of the Urethra During Perineal and Transanal Surgery: Demonstration in a Cadaveric Model

ABSTRACT Aim Transanal total mesorectal excision is a promising novel sphincter‐saving procedure for low rectal cancer. However, the transanal bottom‐up dissection is associated with increased rates of iatrogenic urethral injuries. Near‐infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging, given its deeper tissue penetration, has been explored in a limited number of studies for enhanced intra‐operative urethral visualization. In this…