Innovations in Intraoperative Tumor Visualization.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In the surgical management of solid tumors, adequacy of tumor resection has implications for local recurrence and survival. The standard method of intraoperative identification of tumor margin is frozen section pathologic analysis, which is time-consuming with potential for sampling error. Intraoperative tumor visualization has the potential to significantly improve surgical cancer care across disciplines, by guiding accuracy of biopsies, increasing adequacy of resections, directing adjuvant therapy, and even providing diagnostic information. We provide an outline of various methods of intraoperative tumor visualization developed to aid in the real-time assessment of tumor extent and adequacy of resection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Visgauss, JD; Eward, WC; Brigman, BE

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 253 - 264

PubMed ID

  • 26614939

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1373

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ocl.2015.08.023


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States