Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


The use of near-infrared imaging with indocyanine green in the ovarian tissue transplantation: a case report

D. Raimondo1, A. Raspollini1,2, R. Vicenti1,2, F. Renzulli1,2, V. Magnani2, C. Franceschini1,2, A. Raffone1,2, A. Mollo3, P. Casadio1,†, R. Seracchioli1,2,†

1 Division of Gynaecology and Human Reproduction Physiopathology, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Univeristaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
2 Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
3 Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry “Schola Medica Salernitana”, University of Salerno, Italy
The authors equally contributed to the study and shared the last authorship


Ovarian tissue transplantation, near-infrared intraoperative imaging using indocyanine green, fertility preservation, vascularisation, cryopreservation

Published online: Jan 27 2023


The request for fertility preservation has consistently increased in recent years. To our knowledge this case report is the first to describe the application of near-infrared intraoperative imaging using indocyanine green (NIR-ICG) during ovarian tissue transplantation (OTT), to assist surgeon choosing the site of implantation of ovarian fragments. OTT was performed in a 42-year-old woman using NIR-ICG to evaluate the vascularisation of peritoneal area as the site of implantation for the ovarian graft. we believe this new approach could be useful in identifying the best reimplantation site.