The laparoscopic approach has greatly improved patient care throughout various surgical subspecialties. Minimizing surgical trauma has a beneficial effect on patient recovery and decreases complications. In this series of Laparoscopic Surgery we highlight the clinical application of fluorescence imaging throughout various laparoscopic abdominal surgical procedures. This series include a comprehensive overview of fluorescence imaging during robotic surgery and reviews about liver surgery, colorectal liver metastases surgery, lymphadenectomy during colorectal surgery and dyes for real-time ureter imaging. We hope this series will be of interest for all readers providing useful information about the current status of fluorescence guided laparoscopic surgery.
Indocyanine green (ICG)-guided lymphadenectomy during complete mesocolic excision of colorectal cancer: a narrative overview
The series “Clinical Applications of Fluorescence Imaging in Laparoscopic Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Laparoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Hendrik A. Marsman and Martin C. Boonstra are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.