Intraoperative Imaging of Pancreas Transplant Allografts Using Indocyanine Green with Laser Fluorescence.

Intraoperative Imaging of Pancreas Transplant Allografts Using Indocyanine Green with Laser Fluorescence.

Vascular thrombosis is a cause of allograft loss after pancreas transplantation. We present the use of intraoperative fluorescence imaging with the SPY imaging device (Novadaq Technologies Inc, Toronto, Canada) in two pancreas transplants as a means to assess patency of the vascular anastomoses. Intravenous indocyanine green 2.5 mg/mL was fluoresced with the device to create […]

The Utility of an Intra-Operative Cystogram with a Simulated Voiding Phase After Endoscopic Treatment of Vesicoureteral Reflux (Scientific Article) (Report)

The Utility of an Intra-Operative Cystogram with a Simulated Voiding Phase After Endoscopic Treatment of Vesicoureteral Reflux (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Vesicoureteral reflux affects one percent of children (1). Traditonally, low grade reflux has been managed with prophylactic antibiotics. Ureteroneocystotomy has been reserved for high grade reflux, children with breakthough urinary tract infections and children with reflux who develop renal scarring. The introduction of subureteral injection bulking agents by Matouschek has altered the management of […]

Validation Study of Intraoperative Fine-Needle Aspiration of Parathyroid Tissue with Measurement of Parathyroid Hormone Levels Using the Rapid Intraoperative Assay (Clinical Report)

Validation Study of Intraoperative Fine-Needle Aspiration of Parathyroid Tissue with Measurement of Parathyroid Hormone Levels Using the Rapid Intraoperative Assay (Clinical Report)

Background: Surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism relies on the ability to accurately identify parathyroid tissue. The use of intraoperative fine-needle aspiration (FNA) with measurement of intact parathyroid hormone level (iPTH-FNA) has been suggested as a useful adjunct and is evaluated in this pilot study. Methods: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was performed on patients undergoing […]