Applications of indocyanine green in surgery: A single center case series

Talha Ahmed, Manohar V. Pai, Esha Mallik, George M. Varghese, Sharad Ashish, Abhijith Acharya, Avinash Krishna

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Background: Fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) has revolutionized commonly performed general surgical procedures by providing superior anatomic imaging and enhancing safety for patients. ICG, when injected, shows a bright green fluorescence when subjected to the near infra-red (NIR) spectrum. Materials and methods: We employed the use of ICG in Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Intestinal Colorectal Anastomosis and Hernia to assess vascularity of resected ends and bowel viability, Sentinel Lymph node mapping, Vascular surgery to assess amputation stump success and in assessing Flap Vascularity and healing. Results: ICG when administered had successfully shown bright green fluorescence in different cases thereby aiding in surgical procedures. Conclusion: Routine intraoperative use of ICG could pave the way for a more objective assessment of different surgical circumstances and thereby reduce personalized barriers to aciurgy. ICG fluorescence therefore seems to be a promising apparatus in standard general surgical procedures minimizing untoward errors and improving patient conformance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103602
Pages (from-to)103602
JournalAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 05-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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