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Factitious Hypoxemia or Methemoglobinemia Associated with Isosulfan Blue (Lymphazurin) Used for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Isosulfan blue (Lymphazurin) is a dye used for identifying a sentinel lymph node for biopsy. If difficulties are encountered during the procedure the dye may gain access to the venous circulation.

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