State of the art of fluorescence guided techniques in neurosurgery.

State of the art of fluorescence guided techniques in neurosurgery. J Neurosurg Sci. 2019 Dec;63(6):619-624 Authors: La Rocca G, Della Pepa GM, Menna G, Altieri R, Ius T, Rapisarda A, Olivi A, Sabatino G Abstract Achieving a safe and extensive neoplasm resection can be considered the main goal of brain tumor surgery. This paper is first aimed at providing an overview of the evolution of those tools serving the purpose. From the dawn of neurosurgery to the present days, major innovations have followed one another. However, those techniques may frequently lack of an instant biological feedback on the true extension and the infiltration of the tumor. Intraoperative fluorescence modalities could indeed fill this gap. Fluorescence guided surgery will be therefore introduced and discussed in this context. Our focus will be on the most common fluorescence techniques used in neurosurgery, namely 5-aminolevulinic acid, sodium fluorescein and in indocyanine green. Mode of action, strengths and weaknesses and level of evidence of each modality will be discussed. PMID: 31961115 [PubMed - in process]
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