TOWARDS A CONSTANT REDUCTION OF POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS

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THYROID SURGERY

In thyroid surgery, there are a few cases of accidental damage to the parathyroid glands. These glands are responsible for regulating the level of calcium in In blood and bones by means of a hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH). It is therefore important to preserve these parathyroid glands because their removal can have a significant impact on the quality of life and requires treatment and regular follow-up for life.

FLUOPTICS® is developing an imaging technique that helps surgeons better visualize the parathyroid glands during surgery in order to preserve them. Several independent clinical studies show that these complications can be significantly reduced by using our imaging systems.

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Reduction of temporary hypocalcemia

Several clinical teams that have worked with FLUOBEAM®LX have demonstrated that the use of autofluorescence early in thyroid surgery can better protect the parathyroid glands and their functions and can lead to a significant reduction in the rates of transient post-operative hypocalcemia.

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Reduction of inadvertent resections

With the use of autofluorescence the parathyroid glands are more easily identified and therefore better preserved.

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An adapted postoperative management

Fluorescence imaging allows us to ensure that the parathyroid glands are well perfused at the end of the operation. This allows to anticipate a potential hypocalcemia. This verification is made possible by fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green injection (ICG). It has been shown that the preservation of only one out of four parathyroid glands is sufficient to regulate blood calcium levels, thus avoiding postoperative treatment.

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I am going to have surgery. Which hospitals are equipped with your system?

To access the list of hospitals equipped with our fluorescence imaging solution contact us via this form.

FLUOBEAM® LX is indicated to facilitate the visualization of parathyroid glands by auto-fluorescence (natural fluorescence without ICG injection) during thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. FLUOBEAM® LX is also indicated to visualize on a screen the flow, the distribution and/or the accumulation of Indocyanine green (ICG) during thyroid and parathyroid surgery for blood flow visualization.This is a class IIa medical device, CE017. Product manufactured by FLUOPTICS SAS, France. For proper use, please read carefully all instructions in the specific instructions for use for each product.

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