Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery (2018) 403:403–423 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00423-018-1664-3 ABSTRACTS Published online: 17 March 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 May 24-26 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Background: Identifying parathyroid glands during head and neck surgeries can be challenging, resulting in acci- www.eses2018.org dental healthy parathyroid gland excision or incomplete removal of diseased parathyroid glands. Thus accurate Local Organising Committee: intraoperative parathyroid identification is imperative for optimal patient outcome. Routine intraoperative tech- Els Nieveen Van Dijkum, MD - General and Endocrine niques such as frozen section biopsies or parathyroid hor- Surgeon, Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands mone assays are invasive, time consuming and costly. Recently parathyroid glands were found to possess near- Sam Van Slycke, MD - General and Endocrine Surgeon, infrared autofluorescence (NIRAF) that can be utilized for OLV Clinic Aalst, Belgium its real-time identification during surgery. Objective: To evaluate accuracy of a clinical prototype Congress Venue: called 'PTEye' that employs NIRAF detection for label- free intraoperative parathyroid identification. KIT - Royal Tropical Institute Method: The PTEye was tested across 35 patients at Mauritskade 63 Center A and 10 patients at Center B, with 245 parathy- 1092 AD Amsterdam roid and 458 non-parathyroid (thyroid, muscle, fat, lymph The
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