Bile duct injury represents the most serious complication of LC, with an incidence of 0.3-0.7% resulting in a significant impact on quality-of-life, overall survival, and frequent medico-legal litigations. Near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography (NIRF-C) represents a novel intra-operative imaging technique that allows a real-time enhanced visualization of the extrahepatic biliary tree by fluorescence. The role of routine use of pre-operative magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP) to better clarify the biliary anatomy before laparoscopic cholecystectomy is still a matter of debate. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of NIRF-C in the detection of cystic duct-common hepatic duct anatomy intra-operatively in comparison with pre-operative MRCP.

Effectiveness of near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography in the identification of cystic duct-common hepatic duct anatomy in comparison to magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography: a preliminary study

Pesce, Antonio
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La Greca, Gaetano;Esposto Ultimo, Luca;Basile, Antonio;Puleo, Stefano;Palmucci, Stefano
2019

Abstract

Bile duct injury represents the most serious complication of LC, with an incidence of 0.3-0.7% resulting in a significant impact on quality-of-life, overall survival, and frequent medico-legal litigations. Near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography (NIRF-C) represents a novel intra-operative imaging technique that allows a real-time enhanced visualization of the extrahepatic biliary tree by fluorescence. The role of routine use of pre-operative magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP) to better clarify the biliary anatomy before laparoscopic cholecystectomy is still a matter of debate. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of NIRF-C in the detection of cystic duct-common hepatic duct anatomy intra-operatively in comparison with pre-operative MRCP.
Biliary anatomy; Cholangiography; Cystic duct; Fluorescence; Magnetic resonance
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