Sophie Vankerckhove

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of fluorescence imaging (FI) using an intraoperative injection of free indocyanine green (ICG) in the detection of peritoneal metastases (PM) due to colorectal cancer (CRC). BACKGROUND A large proportion of patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy will(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging after intraoperative intravenous (IV) injection for the "ex vivo" detection of metastatic lymph nodes (mLNs) of colorectal cancer origin. METHODS Fresh-fixed LNs in cassettes and/or paraffin-embedded LNs of patients(More)
Primary microcephaly (microcephalia vera) is a developmental abnormality resulting in a small brain, with mental retardation. It is usually transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait, and six loci have been reported to date. We analyzed a translocation breakpoint previously reported in a patient with apparently sporadic primary microcephaly, at 1q31, where(More)
PURPOSE This short communication aims at reporting the potential role of ICG fluorescence imaging after an intraoperative IV injection in the detection of lymph nodes (LNs) of a colorectal cancer origin. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two patients who were included in a protocol study evaluating the role of ICG in the detection of peritoneal metastases of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Nodal staging is used in colorectal cancer (CRC) to determine which patients should receive adjuvant chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of indocyanine green fluorescence imaging (ICG-FI) in sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection compared to the standard technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with CRC(More)
Myxoma virus (MYXV) induces a lethal disease called Myxomatosis in European rabbits. MYXV is one of the rare viruses that encodes an α2,3-sialyltransferase through its M138L gene. In this study, we showed that although the absence of the enzyme was not associated with any in vitro deficit, the M138L deficient strains are highly attenuated in vivo. Indeed,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES No intraoperative imaging techniques exist for detecting tumor nodules or tumor scar tissues in patients treated with upfront or interval cytoreductive surgery (CS) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). The aims of this study were to evaluate the role of indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging (FI) for the detection of(More)
BACKGROUND There are very little scientific data on occlusion pressure for superficial lymphatic collectors. Given its importance in determining the transport capacity of lymphatic vessels, it is crucial to know its value. The novel method of near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging (NIRFLI) can be used to visualize lymphatic flow in real time. The goal(More)
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