Fluorescence image-based evaluation of gastric tube perfusion during esophagogastrostomy

Yu Hua Quan, Kook Nam Han, Hyun Koo Kim

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Abstract

During esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy, the prediction of anastomotic leakage relies on the operating surgeon's tactile or visual diagnosis. Therefore, anastomotic leaks are relatively unpredictable, and new intraoperative evaluation methods or tools are essential. A fluorescence imaging system enables visualization over a wide region of interest, and provides intuitive information on perfusion intraoperatively. Surgeons can choose the best anastomotic site of the gastric tube based on fluorescence images in real time during surgery. This technology provides better surgical outcomes when used with an optimal injection dose and timing of indocyanine green.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Esophagectomy
  • Fluorescence
  • Indocyanine green
  • Perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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