Article Abstract

Intraoperative near-infrared imaging can identify subcentimeter colorectal cancer lung metastases during pulmonary metastasectomy

Authors: Andrew D. Newton, Jarrod D. Predina, Lydia G. Frenzel-Sulyok, Michael H. Shin, Yiqing Wang, Sunil Singhal

Abstract

Indeterminate pulmonary nodules are commonly seen on surveillance computed tomography (CT) scan in patients with resected colorectal cancer (1). Many preoperatively identified nodules can be visualized and palpated with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) (2).