Comparison of the Indocyanine Green Fluorescence and Blue Dye Methods for the Detection of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Early-stage Breast Cancer: A Reply

@article{Sugie2017ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the Indocyanine Green Fluorescence and Blue Dye Methods for the Detection of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Early-stage Breast Cancer: A Reply},
  author={PhD Tomoharu Sugie and PhD Masakazu Toi},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={583-584}
}
We thank Drs. Pitsinis and Wishart for their valuable comments regarding our article ‘‘Indocyanine green fluorescence and blue dye methods in detection of sentinel lymph nodes in early breast cancer.’’ Their letter raises a clinical issue regarding the first sentinel lymph node (SLN) in context with sensitivity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of SLN biopsy using the indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence method. We reported in our article that the use of ICG fluorescence can lead to… CONTINUE READING

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