Does Intraoperative Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography Decrease the Incidence of Anastomotic Leakage in Colorectal Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

ABSTRACT Background Colorectal anastomoses in patients with colorectal cancer carry a high risk of leakage. Indocyanine green fluorescence angiography (ICG-FA) is a new technique that allows surgeons to assess the blood perfusion of the anastomosis during operation. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate whether ICG-FA could prevent anastomotic leakage (AL) in colorectal surgery. Methods Four databases…

The Impact of Indocyanine-green Fluorescence Angiography on Intraoperative Decision-making and Postoperative Outcome in Free Flap Surgery

ABSTRACT Background Reliable perfusion of the distal portions of free flaps is decisive for the reconstructive success. Indocyanine green near-infrared video angiography (ICG-NIR-VA) has been adopted for objective assessment of free flap tissue perfusion but is thus far not used on a routine basis. Therefore, we investigated its intraoperative impact on decision-making and postoperative outcome.…