Visualization of subcapsular hepatic malignancy by indocyanine-green fluorescence imaging during laparoscopic hepatectomy

@article{Kudo2014VisualizationOS,
  title={Visualization of subcapsular hepatic malignancy by indocyanine-green fluorescence imaging during laparoscopic hepatectomy},
  author={Hiroki Kudo and Takeaki Ishizawa and Keigo Tani and Nobuhiro Harada and Akihiko Ichida and Atsushi Shimizu and Junichi Kaneko and Taku Aoki and Yoshihiro Sakamoto and Yasuhiko Sugawara and Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Norihiro Kokudo},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={2504-2508}
}
Although laparoscopic hepatectomy has increasingly been used to treat cancers in the liver, the accuracy of intraoperative diagnosis may be inferior to that of open surgery because the ability to visualize and palpate the liver surface during laparoscopy is relatively limited. Fluorescence imaging has the potential to provide a simple compensatory diagnostic tool for identification of cancers in the liver during laparoscopic hepatectomy. In 17 patients who were to undergo laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING