Published online Mar 27, 2020. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v12.i3.93
Peer-review started: October 17, 2019
First decision: December 4, 2019
Revised: December 19, 2019
Accepted: January 19, 2020
Article in press: January 19, 2020
Published online: March 27, 2020
Fluorescence cholangiography (FC) is considered as one of the supporting imaging techniques for achieving safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in the rationale of FC would reduce the misinterpretation rate of the biliary tree.
The identification benefit of FC might be very helpful for inexperienced surgeons.
To investigate the benefit of FC for enhancing the skill of surgical resident (SR) to identify the important structure during LC when comparing with experienced surgeon.
The prospective observatory study in university hospital. The data collected from participants including surgical staff and resident which were assigned to watch videos of LC with FC from different patients, and identify structures in the video clips.
The result indicates that FC increases the delineation of the biliary tree significantly for SR.
FC enhanced identification skills of surgeons-in-training during LC, especially for biliary structures.
The further well-designed prospective study should be conduct to confirm the ability of FC which enhancing the skill of SR.