Value of Autofluorescence in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in Pleural Diseases


Liman S. T. , ELİÇORA A. , TOPÇU S. , Akgul A. G. , Mehmetoglu S. S. , Ilgazli A., ...More

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.61, no.4, pp.350-356, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0032-1333327
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.350-356

Abstract

Background Autofluorescence (AF) examination in thoracoscopy has not been used frequently. Here, our aim was to determine whether AF examination contributes additional information to white-light (WL) examination when attempting to detect malignant pleural lesions. We also liked to know whether the effectiveness of WL and AF-mode combination would be different for various pathologies or lesions of the pleura.