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Increased identification of parathyroid glands using near infrared light during thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Overview of attention for article published in Surgical Endoscopy, March 2017
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Title
Increased identification of parathyroid glands using near infrared light during thyroid and parathyroid surgery
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Surgical Endoscopy, March 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00464-017-5424-1
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Authors

Jorge Falco, Fernando Dip, Pablo Quadri, Martin de la Fuente, Marcos Prunello, Raúl J. Rosenthal

Abstract

Parathyroid gland (PG) identification during thyroid and parathyroid surgery is challenging. Accidental parathyroidectomy increases the rate of postoperative hypocalcaemia. Recently, autofluorescence with near infrared light (NIRL) has been described for PG visualization. The aim of this study is to analyze the increased rate of visualization of PGs with the use of NIRL compared to white light (WL). All patients undergoing thyroid and parathyroid surgery were included in this study. PGs were identified with both NIRL and WL by experienced head and neck surgeons. The number of PGs identified with NIRL and WL were compared. The identification of PGs was correlated to age, sex, and histopathological diagnosis. Seventy-four patients were included in the study. The mean age was 48.4 (SD ±13.5) years old. Mean PG fluorescence intensity (47.60) was significantly higher compared to the thyroid gland (22.32) and background (9.27) (p < 0.0001). The mean number of PGs identified with NIRL and WL were 3.7 and 2.5 PG, respectively (p < 0.001). The difference in the number of PGs identified with NIRL and WL and fluorescence intensity was not related to age, sex, or histopathological diagnosis, with the exception of the diagnosis of thyroiditis, in which there was a significant increase in the number of PGs visualized with NIRL (p = 0.026). The use of NIRL for PG visualization significantly increased the number of PGs identified during thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and the differences in fluorescent intensity among PGs, thyroid glands, and background were not affected by age, sex, and histopathological diagnosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 25%
Unspecified 4 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Professor 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Other 8 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 57%
Unspecified 7 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Engineering 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,651,050
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#1,734
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#126,137
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#71
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