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An innovative instrument for laparoscopy using indocyanine green (ICG) allows easy detection of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in lateral pelvic lymph nodes (LPLNs). Here, we investigated the safety and efficacy of lateral pelvic SLN biopsy (SLNB) using ICG fluorescence navigation in advanced lower rectal cancer and evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of this technique to predict the status of LPLN. From April 1, 2017 to December 1, 2020, we conducted lateral pelvic SLNB using ICG fluorescence navigation during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision and lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LLND) in 23 patients with advanced low rectal cancer who presented with LPLN but without LPLN enlargement. Data regarding clinical characteristics, surgical and pathological outcomes, lymph node findings, and postoperative complications were collected and analyzed. We successfully performed the surgery using fluorescence navigation. One patient underwent bilateral LLND and 22 patients underwent unilateral LLND. The lateral pelvic SLN were clearly fluorescent before dissection in 21 patients. Lateral pelvic SLN metastasis was diagnosed in 3 patients and negative in 18 patients by frozen pathological examination. Among the 21 patients in whom lateral pelvic SLN was detected, the dissected lateral pelvic non-SLNs were all negative. All dissected LPLNs were negative in two patients without fluorescent lateral pelvic SLN. This study indicated that lateral pelvic SLNB using ICG fluorescence navigation shows promise as a safe and feasible procedure for advanced lower rectal cancer with good accuracy, and no false-negative cases were found. No metastasis in SLNB seemed to reflect all negative LPLN metastases, and this technique can replace preventive LLND for advanced lower rectal cancer. © 2023. The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.


Hao Su, Zheng Xu, Mandula Bao, Shou Luo, Jianwei Liang, Wei Pei, Xu Guan, Zheng Liu, Zheng Jiang, Mingguang Zhang, Zhixun Zhao, Weisen Jin, Haitao Zhou. Lateral pelvic sentinel lymph node biopsy using indocyanine green fluorescence navigation: can it be a powerful supplement tool for predicting the status of lateral pelvic lymph nodes in advanced lower rectal cancer. Surgical endoscopy. 2023 May;37(5):4088-4096

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