Article Abstract

Methylene blue fluorescence: a new way to protect the ureters?

Authors: Jonathan Douissard, Nicolas C. Buchs, Jeremy Meyer, Emilie Liot, Frederic Ris

Abstract

Iatrogenic ureteral injury during colorectal surgery is a rare complication, with described rates between 0.15% and 1.9% (1,2). It is however associated with considerable mortality, morbidity and medico-legal issues. Strategies to prevent such injury are diverse but none succeeded to significantly reduce its frequency (3).