• Department of General Surgery, Shenjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, P. R. China;
WU Shuodong, Email: wushuodong@aliyun.com
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Objective To summarize the research progress of near infra-red fluorescence imaging (NIRFI) in biliary tract surgery, and to provide protection for improvements of therapeutic effect and safety of biliary tract surgery.Method The relevant literatures about studies on NIRFI in the biliary tract surgery in recent years were reviewed.Results The NIRFI had been preliminarily used in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant biliary diseases, and had shown its unique value in cholangiography. It provided a new method for effectively avoiding surgical complications, shortening operation time, reducing the rate of conversion to open surgery, evaluating blood supply of bile duct and improving the safety of operation.Conclusions NIRFI has achieved notable successes in treatment of biliary tract diseases. With future application of fluorescence imaging in near infra-red II window and new specific fluorescence targeting molecules, this technique will highlight its more important values in biliary surgery.