Sensitivity of Intraoperative Indocyanine Green Fluorescence
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ICG angiography is a new technology that has been shown to predict postoperative wound complications. The aim of this study was to see how accurate ICG angiography was at predicting postoperative wound complications after soft-tissue sarcoma resection.

A 23-patient prospective cohort analysis was conducted. Patients with soft-tissue sarcomas who had their tumors removed were included in the study. ICG angiography was used to assess tissue perfusion in the skin edges after tumor resection and wound closure. In the postoperative follow-up, wound complications were noted.

Results:
--8 patients developed postoperative wound complications. 6 patients were predicted to have wound complications on the final ICG scans.

--The accuracy of ICG angiography was dependent on the anatomic location, with improved accuracy in the lower extremity.

--ICG angiography had a sensitivity of 50%, a specificity and a positive predictive value of 100%, and a negative predictive value of 70% for wound complications after soft-tissue sarcoma resections located in the lower extremity.

Finally, ICG angiography has a high predictive value for postoperative wound complications in the lower extremity.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/jaaos/Abstract/2021/05150/Intraoperative_Indocyanine_Green_Fluorescence.8.aspx
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