Microvascular damage is the main cause of delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplant. The aim of the study was to explore the capability of intraoperative indocyanine green (ICG) angiography to examine the microvasculature of the kidney.
The study participants conducted a prospective cohort study on 37 kidney transplant recipients in a high-volume kidney transplant center. During surgery, after graft implant, an ICG angiography was performed through a high-definition Storz camera system.
Results: This study demonstrates that intraoperative ICG angiography may be used to assess the microvasculature of the graft.