About this Research Topic
Intra-operatory fluorescence imaging represents a fundamental step for many surgeries. The possibility to identify anatomical structures, healthy and non-healthy tissues, and vascular perfusion of different structures represent a cornerstone of a modern surgery.
The most recent innovation in tracers is represented by indocyanine green (ICG), a cyanine dye tracer detected by the use of near infrared imaging technologies, have emerged as feasible alternatives to the traditional methods as blue dyes and radiolabeled tracers.
This new technology is most applied in gynecologic surgery, in particular for endometrial cancer and cervical cancer sentinel lymph-node mapping. Recently its application has been extended to ovarian cancer lymph-nodal mapping. It has also used even for benign pathology for endometriosis detection. Other applications are represented by the use of tracer to verify the blood perfusion of tissues and anatomical structures after surgery.
The scope of this Research Topic is to gather an exclusive list of articles providing a comprehensive overview on recent advances in the study of tracers and especially the ICG in gynecologic surgery for benign and malignant pathologies.
The aim of this research is to give an overview of the last innovations in the use of tracers in gynecologic surgery, including new technologies in tracers and tracers detection, new applications of tracers in gynecologic surgery, new surgical and medical aspects of tracers use in gynecology.
We welcome the submission of Original Research Articles, Reviews and Mini-reviews, including but not limited to the following topics:
• Tracers for endometrial cancer treatment • Tracers for cervical cancer treatment • Tracers for ovarian cancer treatment
• Tracers for vulvar cancer treatment
• Tracers for breast cancer treatment
• Tracers for benign gynecologic pathology
• New tracers technologies and novelty use of tracers
Keywords: gynecologic oncology, fluorescence, indocyanine green, gynecologic surgery, novel tracers
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