Near-infrared Fluorescence Imaging for Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in Melanoma Surgery

Abstract Although less common than other types of skin cancers, melanoma is accountable for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths. The standard management for patients with clinically negative nodes includes a sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, which is commonly performed using a combination of radioactive tracer (Tc-99) and a blue dye (isosulfan or patent blue).…

A Systematic Review of Concordance between Indocyanine Green and 99m Technetium Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in Melanoma

Stephanie L. Koonce*, Martin I. Newman University of Minnesota Medical School, USA *Corresponding author: Stephanie L. Koonce, University of Minnesota Medical School, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd., Weston, USA Published: 23 Jun, 2017 Cite this article as: Koonce SL, Newman MI. A Systematic Review of Concordance between Indocyanine Green and 99m Technetium Sentinel Lymph Node Identification…

Technical standardization of ICG near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for duplex kidney in pediatric patients

Abstract Background This study aimed to standardize the operative technique of indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) and compare it with the standard technique. Methods In the last 4 years, we performed 22 LPN (14 right-sided, 8 left-sided) in children with non-functioning moiety of duplex kidney. Patients included 12 girls and…