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Intraoperative Autofluorescence and Indocyanine Green Angiography for the Detection and Preservation of Parathyroid Glands

Department of Thoracic and Endocrine Surgery and Faculty of Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
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J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(3), 830; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9030830
Received: 3 February 2020 / Revised: 1 March 2020 / Accepted: 12 March 2020 / Published: 18 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Imaging and Imaging-Based Management of Thyroid Nodules)
Fluorescence imaging is a well-known method for both the in vivo and in vitro identification of specific cells or tissues. This imaging tool is gaining importance in the intraoperative detection and preservation of parathyroid glands during endocrine surgery owing to the intrinsic properties of parathyroid tissue. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the basics of the technology, its history, and the recent surgical intraoperative applications of near-infrared imaging methods. Moreover, a literature review of the utilization of fluorescence devices in thyroid surgery suggests that the use of near-infrared imaging seems to be beneficial in reducing postoperative hypoparathyroidism, which is one of the most frequent complications of thyroid surgery. View Full-Text
Keywords: near-infrared fluorescence imaging; parathyroid gland; thyroid gland; hypoparathyroidism; thyroid surgery near-infrared fluorescence imaging; parathyroid gland; thyroid gland; hypoparathyroidism; thyroid surgery
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Demarchi, M.S.; Karenovics, W.; Bédat, B.; Triponez, F. Intraoperative Autofluorescence and Indocyanine Green Angiography for the Detection and Preservation of Parathyroid Glands. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 830.

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