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 March 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0094

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