Ureter

  • Article
    | Open Access

    Iatrogenic injury of the ureters is a feared complication of laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Here the authors present the NIR fluorophore ZW800-1 as an intraoperative imaging agent for ureter mapping, showing its safety, pharmacokinetic properties, and efficacy in healthy volunteers and patients undergoing abdominopelvic surgery.

    • Kim S. de Valk
    • , Henricus J. Handgraaf
    • , Marion M. Deken
    • , Babs G. Sibinga Mulder
    • , Adrianus R. Valentijn
    • , Anton G. Terwisscha van Scheltinga
    • , Joeri Kuil
    • , Michiel J. van Esdonk
    • , Jaap Vuijk
    • , Rob F. Bevers
    • , Koen C. Peeters
    • , Fabian A. Holman
    • , John V. Frangioni
    • , Jacobus Burggraaf
    •  & Alexander L. Vahrmeijer