A hybrid radioactive and fluorescent tracer for sentinel node biopsy in penile carcinoma as a potential replacement for blue dye.

@article{Brouwer2014AHR,
  title={A hybrid radioactive and fluorescent tracer for sentinel node biopsy in penile carcinoma as a potential replacement for blue dye.},
  author={O R Brouwer and Nynke Sjoerdtje van den Berg and Hanna M Math{\'e}ron and Henk G van der Poel and Bas Wilhelmus Gerardus van Rhijn and Axel Bex and Harm van Tinteren and Renato Alfredo Vald{\'e}s Olmos and Fijs W. B. van Leeuwen and Simon Horenblas},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={600-9}
}
BACKGROUND Sentinel node (SN) biopsy in penile cancer is typically performed using a combination of radiocolloid and blue dye. Recently, the hybrid radioactive and fluorescent tracer indocyanine green (ICG)-(99m)Tc-nanocolloid was developed to combine the beneficial properties of both radio-guidance and fluorescence imaging. OBJECTIVE To explore the added value of SN biopsy using ICG-(99m)Tc-nanocolloid in patients with penile carcinoma. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Sixty-five patients… CONTINUE READING