Fluorescence-guided surgery for hepatoblastoma with indocyanine green

Yohei Yamada, Michinobu Ohno, Akihiro Fujino, Yutaka Kanamori, Rie Irie, Takako Yoshioka, Osamu Miyazaki, Hajime Uchida, Akinari Fukuda, Seisuke Sakamoto, Mureo Kasahara, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Yasushi Fuchimoto, Ken Hoshino, Tatsuo Kuroda, Tomoro Hishiki

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Fluorescence-guided surgery with indocyanine green (ICG) for malignant hepatic tumors has been gaining more attention with technical advancements. Since hepatoblastomas (HBs) possess similar features to hepatocellular carcinoma, fluorescence-guided surgery can be used for HBs, as aggressive surgical resection, even for distant metastases of HBs, often contributes positively to R0 (complete) resection and subsequent patient survival. Despite a few caveats, fluorescence-guided surgery allows for the more sensitive identification of lesions that may go undetected by conventional imaging or be invisible macroscopically. This leads to precise resection of distant metastatic tumors as well as primary liver tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1215
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug


  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Indocyanine green
  • Navigation
  • Near infrared

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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