Current applications of near-infrared fluorescence imaging in robotic urologic surgery: A systematic review and critical analysis of the literature

Riccardo Autorino, Homayoun Zargar, Wesley M. White, Giacomo Novara, Filippo Annino, Sisto Perdonà, Michele De Angelis, Alexandre Mottrie, Francesco Porpiglia, Jihad H. Kaouk

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Abstract

Herein, we provide a systematic review and critical analysis of the current evidence on the applications of near-infrared fluorescence in robotic urologic surgery. Article selection proceeded according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses criteria. Overall, 14 studies were identified and included. Indocyanine green fluorescence imaging system has been tested for several applications, robotic partial nephrectomy representing the most studied one. Available evidence suggests this technology can be of aid in visually defining the surgical anatomy, thus ultimately facilitating the task of the console surgeon. Whether the added cost is justified by better outcomes remains to be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-759
Number of pages9
JournalUrology
Volume84
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Autorino, R., Zargar, H., White, W. M., Novara, G., Annino, F., Perdonà, S., De Angelis, M., Mottrie, A., Porpiglia, F., & Kaouk, J. H. (2014). Current applications of near-infrared fluorescence imaging in robotic urologic surgery: A systematic review and critical analysis of the literature. Urology, 84(4), 751-759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2014.05.059