Current trends and emerging future of indocyanine green usage in surgery and oncology: a literature review.

@article{Polom2011CurrentTA,
  title={Current trends and emerging future of indocyanine green usage in surgery and oncology: a literature review.},
  author={Karol Polom and Dawid P Murawa and Y D Rho and Piotr Nowaczyk and Michael H{\"u}nerbein and Pawel Murawa},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 21},
  pages={4812-22}
}
Ever since Kitai first performed fluorescent navigation of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) using indocyanine green (ICG) dye with a charge-couple device and light emitting diodes, the intraoperative use of near infrared fluorescence has served a critical role in increasing our understanding in various fields of surgical oncology. Here the authors review the emerging role of the ICG fluorophore in the development of our comprehension of the lymphatic system and its use in SLN mapping and biopsy in… CONTINUE READING
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