Near infrared fluorescence lymphatic laparoscopy of the colon and mesocolon.

  title={Near infrared fluorescence lymphatic laparoscopy of the colon and mesocolon.},
  author={Marjolein Ankersmit and Martijn H G M van der Pas and Dieuwertje A. van Dam and Wilhelmus J. H. J. Meijerink},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  volume={13 Suppl 7},
During surgery, a surgeon relies on the vision of his eyes and the touch of his hands. While laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer has proven to be safe and effective, it still remains a technically difficult procedure. Although it is associated with reduced haptic feedback, by enforcing the power of visual guidance, the loss of this feedback can be (partly) compensated for. Here we describe how the use of near-infrared dyes and fluorescence laparoscopy could help improve tumour staging and… CONTINUE READING


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