Main association of endocrine surgery in North America, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons organizes his 40th congress in Los Angeles. As every year FLUOPTICS© will be present to propose you our device, FLUOBEAM®. This device is the only one on the market to propose an application allowing to visualize parathyroid glands by autofluorecence and their perfusion. Our application engineers wait for you on our booth to exchange with you in more detail.
AAES is the leading endocrine surgery association in North America. Last year, there were nearly 500 attendees at the Annual Meeting, including a large number of National and International Endocrine Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Endocrinologists, and other Allied Health Members from community-based practices to academic institutions.
Parathyroid gland (PG) identification during thyroid and parathyroid surgery is challenging. Accidental parathyroidectomy increases the rate of postoperative hypocalcaemia. Recently, autofluorescence with near infrared light (NIRL) has been described for PG visualization. The aim of this study is to analyze the increased rate of visualization of PGs with the use of NIRL compared to white light (WL).
Parathyroid glands (PGs) can be particularly hard to distinguish from surrounding tissue and thus can be damaged or removed during thyroidectomy. Postoperative hypoparathyroidism is the most common complication after thyroidectomy. Very recently, it has been found that the parathyroid tissue shows near-infrared (NIR) auto-fluorescence which could be used for intraoperative detection, without any use of contrast agents.