DOI: 10.1002/jso.27541 ISSN: 0022-4790

An update on the use of near‐infrared autofluorescence imaging in endocrine surgical procedures

Elissa Dabaghi, Eren Berber
  • Oncology
  • General Medicine
  • Surgery


Over the past decade, near‐infrared autofluorescence (NIRAF) imaging has been a major breakthrough in endocrine surgery. Although initial focus was directed at the parathyroid glands, subsequent work has also shown that non‐parathyroid neuroendocrine tumors also possess autofluorescence properties. The aim of this review is to present an update and synopsis about NIRAF applications in various endocrine surgical procedures. Methodology includes a review of the literature supplemented with expert opinion. Overall, our review reveals that the use of NIRAF may provide the surgeon with adjunctive critical information that has the potential to change the conduct of many various endocrine surgical procedures.

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