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European Journal of Dermatology


Intraoperative use of LIGHTVISION: a novel fluorescence navigation system using indocyanine green for sentinel lymph node biopsy in skin cancer patients Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018


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1 Department of Skin Oncology/Dermatology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan
2 Department of Dermatology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
3 Department of Translational Oncology, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
4 University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is used for staging cutaneous melanoma and is tentatively utilised for other skin cancers. Routinely, SLNB is performed using two methods: blue dye injection (dye method) and radioisotope (RI) colloid injection (RI method) [1]. Recently, a lymphatic navigation technique involving indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging (ICG method) was developed for SLNB; the combined use of the ICG method with standard techniques reveals high sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection [...]