• The use of Indocyanine Green in plastic surgery

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Plastic and reconstructive surgery has always been on the frontier of utilising novel, innovative technologies to improve patient safety during operative procedures. Indocyanine green is a water-soluble tricarbocyanine dye which fluoresces upon exposure to near-infrared light. This fluorescence can be detected using a stereoscopic camera, and subsequent images are then generated which can be used to identify anatomically ‘tagged' structures.1 The ability of ICG to provide detailed anatomical, and particularly vascular, information has resulted in its increasing use in both medical...
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