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Nerve autofluorescence under near-ultraviolet light: cutting-edge technology for intra-operative neural tissue visualization in 17 patients

Abstract Background Nerve visualization and the identification of other neural tissues during surgery is crucial for numerous reasons, including the prevention of iatrogenic nerve and neural structure injury and facilitation of nerve repair. However, current methods of intra-operative nerve detection are generally expensive, unproven, and/or technically challenging. Recently, we have documented, in both in vivo…

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Efficacy of Near-Infrared Fluorescence-Guided Hepatectomy for the Detection of Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Abstract Background The application of indocyanine green fluorescence–guided hepatectomy for liver metastases from colorectal cancer is in the preliminary stage of clinical practice; thus, its efficacy needs to be determined. This study compared the number of intrahepatic colorectal liver metastases detected intraoperatively and postoperative recovery data between patients who underwent traditional hepatectomy (nonindocyanine green group)…

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Rapid intraoperative perfusion assessment of parathyroid adenomas with ICG using a wide-field portable hand-held fluorescence imaging system

Abstract Background Fluorescence angiography (FA) using indocyanine green dye (ICG) has recently been introduced for real-time identification of parathyroid adenomas. However, time to peak fluorescence has not yet been critically evaluated. Methods This was a retrospective review of parathyroidectomies with ICG FA over a one-year period. Results There were 66 patients with average age of…

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Clinical application of indocyanine green fluorescence imaging in laparoscopic lymph node dissection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: A pilot study (with video)

Abstract Background Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a highly lethal malignancy characterized by lymph node metastasis. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of indocyanine green fluorescence for visualization of lymphatic drainage and to assess its clinical application during laparoscopic lymph node dissection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Methods All patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma who underwent laparoscopic left hepatectomy…

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Assessing the development status of intraoperative fluorescence imaging for perfusion assessments, using the IDEAL framework

Abstract Objectives Intraoperative fluorescence imaging is currently used in a variety of surgical fields for four main purposes: assessing tissue perfusion; identifying/localizing cancer; mapping lymphatic systems; and visualizing anatomy. To establish evidence-based guidance for research and practice, understanding the state of research on fluorescence imaging in different surgical fields is needed. We evaluated the evidence…

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Time to maximum indocyanine green fluorescence of gastric sentinel lymph nodes and feasibility of combined indocyanine green/sodium fluorescein gastric lymphography

Abstract Purpose Indocyanine green (ICG) and sodium fluorescein (SF) are fluorescent dyes used for sentinel lymph node mapping. In oncological gastric surgery, ICG lymphography has increased the number of resected lymph nodes. However, the optimal time to administer ICG is unclear, and both preoperative and intraoperative injections have been practised. As dye spillage will diminish…

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