14. January 2020

Start of the year 2020

First of all, we would like to wish everyone a happy, successful but above all healthy year 2020.
An exciting year lies ahead of us, which seems to be no less turbulent than the past one.
Right at the beginning of 2020, we received the publication “Indocyanine green fluorescence imaging to reduce the risk of anastomotic leakage in laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer: a propensity score-matched cohort study” by Jun Watanabe, which shows in more than 500 patients that the rate of insufficiency is reduced by at least half when the ideal border zone is determined with ICG.

This prompts us to once again point out the great work done in Leipzig around Professor Gockel.
Among other things, a comparative study of ICG and HSI is currently being carried out, in which both technologies are to be used to demonstrate the usefulness of objective boundary zone definition. Already in previous publications it could be proven that HSI is able to do so ( for example in: Jansen-Winkeln B, Holfert N, Köhler H., Chalopin C, Gockel I (2019): Determining the ideal anastomosis position by hyperspectral imaging. In: Journal of Gastroenterology 2019; 57(09): p. 219; DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695193).

Prof. Gockel also organizes an annual surgical workshop on the topic of “Hyperspectral Imaging in Visceral Surgery”. This year the event will take place on 15.05.2020 at the University Hospital Leipzig. We kindly invite you to participate. Please find the flyer of the event >here.

All the best for the new year!
Be Diaspectivisionary and have a good time!