Every field of surgery has seen an explosion of new technologies aimed at improving surgical technique and reducing complications. The use of near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence to assess perfusion has been described in several surgical disciplines. NIR provides the surgeon with real-time perfusion assessment of a target organ or anastomosis and can be invaluable in aiding decision-making during the index operation. In the following article we discuss the use of fluorescence-guided perfusion assessment during colonic interposition for esophageal replacement. To our knowledge this is the first description of the use of fluorescence-guided perfusion assessment during colonic interposition.
Keywords: ICG; colonic interposition; esophagus; fluorescence-guided surgery; near infrared.
- Released: July 27th, 2020 12:00 PM
- Author: Ory Wiesel 1 , Jason P Shaw 1 , Joshua Ramjist 2 , Igor Brichkov 1 , Danny A Sherwinter
- Website: HTTPS://PUBMED.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/31166832/