About this Research Topic
In the last decade, the aspiration to improve safety and to decrease operative time and surgical trauma remained the inspiration for the great improvements in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
In this context, Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence image-guided surgery adoption, especially using indocyanine green (ICG), is constantly expanding. The possible described uses encompassed intersegmental plan identification, tumor localization, sentinel lymph node recognition, resection margin assessment, and tissue perfusion evaluation.
We aim to present current management, outcomes, and the future developments of NIR tracer usage during thoracic surgery procedures performed via video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach, as well as open surgery.
We welcome Mini-reviews, Reviews, and Original Research (pre-clinical and clinical studies), on both ICG and novel fluorescence diagnostic tracers.
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