Fluorescent insicionless cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Is this a New Gold Standard?
This presentation is aimed to reinforce the impact of this novel technology that might transform Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy into one of the safest surgical procedures. Despite the major advances in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy over the past two decades, patients undergoing the procedure may still face life-threatening complications due to misidentification of the bile duct anatomy.
With the routine use of near infrared (NIR) guided surgery, surgeons have the possibility to increase the range of visualization and understanding of the extrahepatic bile ducts and avoid injuries due to misidentification. This lecture will provide a clear understanding of the basic principles of this novel and simple technique. In addition, there will be an opportunity to learn surgical tips and review the most important data from the literature.