Fluorescence image-based evaluation of gastric tube perfusion during esophagogastrostomy

Yu Hua Quan, Kook Nam Han, Hyun Koo Kim

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During esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy, the prediction of anastomotic leakage relies on the operating surgeon's tactile or visual diagnosis. Therefore, anastomotic leaks are relatively unpredictable, and new intraoperative evaluation methods or tools are essential. A fluorescence imaging system enables visualization over a wide region of interest, and provides intuitive information on perfusion intraoperatively. Surgeons can choose the best anastomotic site of the gastric tube based on fluorescence images in real time during surgery. This technology provides better surgical outcomes when used with an optimal injection dose and timing of indocyanine green.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Korean Health Technology R&D Project, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (ID: HI19C0166).

Publisher Copyright:
© the korean society for thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2020.


  • Esophagectomy
  • Fluorescence
  • Indocyanine green
  • Perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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