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Sentinel lymph node detection by means of indocyanine green using the Karl Storz VITOM® fluorescence camera: a comparison between primary sentinel lymph node biopsy versus sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Staubach, Petronilla ; Scharl, Anton ; Ignatov, Atanas ; Ortmann, Olaf ; Inwald, Elisabeth C. ; Hildebrandt, Thomas ; Gerken, Michael ; Klinkhammer-Schalke, Monika ; Scharl, Sophia ; Papathemelis, Thomas



Abstract

Purpose The usage of radioactive Technetium(99m) (Tc-99m) colloid for the purpose of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in early breast cancer is considered the gold standard in Germany. However, new tracers, such as near-infrared (NIR) imaging agents like indocyanine green (ICG) could offer an alternative in future, as they overcome drawbacks associated with radioactive Technetium(99m) (Tc-99m) ...

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