Dyed but Not Dead Article

PMID: 22778677 Web of Science: 000420248500007

Cited authors

  • Haque, Shireen H.; Nossaman, Bobby D.


  • The use of vital blue dyes in sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy is gaining popularity in the surgical management of cancer. However, intraoperative use of these dyes has associated risks for the patient. This case report and review of the literature present current medical knowledge about one of the vital blue dyes, isosulfan blue, and the associated clinical risks of this dye when used in the perioperative management of patients who undergo sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy.

Publication date

  • 2012

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 135

End page

  • 140


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