Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography and the Incidence of Anastomotic Leak after Colorectal Resection for Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-analysis

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Anastomotic leak is a life-threatening complication of colorectal surgery. Recent studies showed that indocyanine green fluorescence angiography might be a method to prevent anastomotic leak. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether intraoperative indocyanine green fluorescence angiography can reduce the incidence of anastomotic leak. DATA SOURCES Potential relevant studies were identified from the…

Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography Decreases the Risk of Colorectal Anastomotic Leakage: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Background Anastomotic leakage after a colorectal resection results in devastating consequences for patients. Indocyanine green fluorescence angiography is a modality to visualize vascular perfusion at the anastomotic site and can help surgeons decide the viability of the anastomosis. We performed this systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography in…