Isosulfan blue

Is the dye most commonly used for injection when sentinel node mapping is performed.

Incidence of allergic reactions about 2.0%.

When being utilized for sentinel node mapping emergency treatment must be readily available during procedures and pre-medication with antihistamines before surgery because 1 in 40 patients have and allergic reaction.

Use of prophylactic corticosteroids and histamine preoperatively does not significantly reduce the incidence of adverse reactions, but does reduce the severity of reactions.

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