Fluorescein sodium is an effective fluorescent tracer during the resection of medulloblastoma

Takeaway

  • The application of fluorescein sodium for the resection of medulloblastoma is safe and effective and provides stable fluorescence.

Why this matters

  • Novel tracers that enable intraoperative tumor visualization are needed to improve surgical resection of medulloblastoma. 

  • This novel study is the first evaluation of fluorescein sodium guidance adjunct in the resection of medulloblastoma in a large sample of cases; the findings suggest that this tracer is effective in visualizing the tumor with no adverse side effects.