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Masterclass of Fluorescence Imaging - Thyroid Surgery

Masterclass
Endocrinology
Marseille, France
2-day course
3 attendees per session
English

Course details

Autofluorescence (that is to say, the fact that the tissues spontaneously emit fluorescence at certain wavelengths) is known since the 1950s. The discovery of the autofluorescence characteristics of the parathyroid glands is itself fairly recent (2011), and was made at Vanderbilt University, in the United States. Parathyroid autofluorescence imaging was performed for the first time in 2015, in France, at the Gustave Roussy Institute (IGR, Villejuif, France).


This intensive one-day workshop provides an opportunity to learn or further refine your skills in fluorescence imaging use in thyroid surgery. Small groups of surgeons will attend live surgeries to increase their knowledge about parathyroid glands identification by natural autofluorescence, and their vascularization assessment with indocyanine green injection. These procedures will be performed with the FLUOBEAM® LX system, which is dedicated to thyroid and parathyroid surgery.


The Fluobeam® LX allows to visualise, without the injection of a contrast agent, the normal parathyroids other than with the eye of the surgeon, and to give the possibility to better preserve them. The method is precise, safe, allowing visualisation in real time.


By removing parathyroid glands, we can disrupt their functioning, which requires supplementation with calcium and vitamin D, sometimes for life. This long-term intake is sometimes accompanied by serious treatment-related complications. Parathyroid glands are so small that it is possible to not see them and so to devascularise them by removing the thyroid gland. To be able to view them at an early stage, allows the surgeon to be more conservative.This intensive one-day workshop provides an opportunity to learn or further refine your skills in fluorescence imaging use in thyroid surgery. Small groups of surgeons will attend live surgeries to increase their knowledge about parathyroid glands identification by natural autofluorescence, and their vascularization assessment with indocyanine green injection. These procedures will be performed with the FLUOBEAM® LX system, which is dedicated to thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Educational methods

Live case observation, Simulation, Lectures, On-site

Medical devices

- FLUOBEAM® LX

Agenda

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Where to stay

NH hotel Collection  : https://www.nh-hotels.fr/

Bellevue hotel : http://hotelbellevuemarseille.com/

Location

Hôpital Européen Marseille

6 Rue Désirée Clary

13000 Marseille, France