Indocyanine green for the prevention of anastomotic leaks following esophagectomy: a meta-analysis.

Published on Feb 1, 2019in Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques3.209
· DOI :10.1007/S00464-018-6503-7
Farah Ladak1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Brown University),
Farah Ladak3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Brown University)
+ 5 AuthorsShahzeer Karmali33
Estimated H-index: 33
(U of A: University of Alberta)
Background Intraoperative evaluation with fluorescence angiography using indocyanine green (ICG) offers a dynamic assessment of gastric conduit perfusion and can guide anastomotic site selection during an esophagectomy. This study aims to evaluate the predictive value of ICG for the prevention of anastomotic leak following esophagectomy.
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