Near-infrared mapping with indocyanine green is associated with an increase in oncological margin length in minimally invasive segmentectomy.


Division of Thoracic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]


Near-infrared fluorescence mapping with indocyanine green dye is a recent advancement in minimally invasive segmental resection. This technique has not yet been reproduced, validated, or objectively evaluated in a large prospective case series. We hypothesized that near-infrared fluorescence mapping is associated with an increased oncological margin distance from the tumor, over and above the best judgment of the surgeon.


image-guided lung resection,near-infrared fluorescence,segmental resection,targeted lung surgery,