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Chirurgia 2009 June;22(3):165-8

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Detection of a lymphatic extravasation by the SPY™ imaging system

Ohtake H., Kimura K., Kato H., Watanabe G.

Department of General and Cardiothoracic Surgery Kanazawa University Postgraduated School of Medicine Kanazawa, Japan


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A huge lymphocele following abdominal surgery presents with pressure symptoms affecting abdominal organs and must, therefore, be treated. Sites of extravasation were identified with a new perioperative diagnostic device (the SPY™ intraoperative imaging system), which makes fluorescent the dye indocyanine green administered to tissue. Afterwards, lymph ducts were successfully ligated.

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