Near-Infrared Imaging Using Intravenous Indocyanine Green at a Conventional Dose to Locate Pulmonary Metastases: A Pilot StudyFunding Partially supported by the research grant from the Japanese Foundation for Research and Promotion of Endoscopy.
27 April 2018
10 October 2018
02 November 2018 (online)
Intravenous indocyanine green (ICG) has been reported to localize intra-abdominal metastatic lesions in several clinical trials. Our pilot study aimed to investigate the feasibility and safety of ICG fluorescence localization in pulmonary metastasectomy using a near-infrared fluorescence thoracoscope. Each patient received intravenous 0.25 or 0.5 mg/kg of ICG. The maximum diameter of the tumor on computed tomography ranged from 0.5 to 3.5 (median: 1.15) cm. Intravenous ICG injection localized pulmonary metastases in a portion (3 patients) of the enrolled patients. Our preliminary results provided us with important information to modify the study protocol.
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