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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2014, Article ID 563408, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/563408
Case Report

Vascular Fluorescence Imaging Control for Complex Renal Artery Aneurysm Repair Using Laparoscopic Nephrectomy and Autotransplantation

1Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery and Center for Research on Organ Transplantation, Insubria University School of Medicine, Circolo University Hospital, 21100 Varese, Italy
2General Surgery 1, Department of Surgery and Center for Research on Organ Transplantation, Insubria University School of Medicine, Circolo University Hospital, 21100 Varese, Italy
3Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery and Morphological Sciences, Insubria University School of Medicine, Circolo University Hospital, Via Guicciardini 9, 21100 Varese, Italy

Received 25 June 2014; Accepted 24 July 2014; Published 10 August 2014

Academic Editor: Yasuhiko Sugawara

Copyright © 2014 Matteo Tozzi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Intraoperative fluorescent imaging using indocyanine green enables vascular surgeons to confirm the location and states of the reconstructed vessels during surgery. Complex renal artery aneurysm repair involving second order branch vessels has been performed with different techniques. We present a case of ex vivo repair and autotransplantation combining the advantages of minimally invasive surgery and indocyanine green enhanced fluorescence imaging to facilitate vascular anatomy recognition and visualization of organ reperfusion.