Near-infrared laparoscopy for real-time, intraoperative fluorescence lymphatic mapping and sentinel node identification
Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2012;12(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03encahill002
Appropriate lymphatic assessment is a cornerstone of definitive surgical resection for colorectal cancer. Near-infrared (NIR) laparoscopy may allow real-time intraoperative identification of territorial lymphatic drainage and sentinel nodes in patients with early-stage disease prior to radical basin resection. In this lecture, Dr. Ronan Cahill presents this technique.