Intraoperative intravenous fluorescein as an adjunct during surgery for peroneal intraneural ganglion cysts

Jonathan J. Stone, Christopher S. Graffeo, Godard C.W. de Ruiter, Michael G. Rock, Robert J. Spinner

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Abstract

The intraoperative use of intravenous fluorescein is presented in a case of peroneal intraneural ganglion cyst. When illuminated with the operative microscope and yellow filter, this fluorophore provided excellent visualization of the abnormal cystic peroneal nerve and its articular branch connection. The articular (synovial) theory for the pathogenesis of intraneural cysts is further supported by this pattern of fluorescence. Further, our report presents a novel use of fluorescein in peripheral nerve surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 25 2018

Keywords

  • Articular branch
  • Fluorescein
  • Intraneural ganglion cyst
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Peroneal nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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