Michael Bouvet, MD, FACS

Michael Bouvet, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Director of Endocrine Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery
University of California San Diego
Moores Cancer Center

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26 March 2019  @  7:00AM EST USA

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The Use of ICG in Endocrine Surgery

Indocyanine Green (ICG) is being utilized to identify both normal parathyroid glands during thyroidectomy and also to identify parathyroid adenomas during parathyroidectomy for primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism. The use of ICG allows for assessment of parathyroid perfusion. By using ICG, surgeons may be able to reduce the incidence of hypoparathyroidism following thyroidectomy and also may find it useful to identify parathyroid adenomas. For adrenal surgery, ICG allows identification of the blood supply and venous drainage of the tumor that at times can be challenging. This lecture will provide you a clear understanding of the use and benefits of the use if ICG in endocrine surgery.