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More people to be given dye to highlight brain tumours to surgeons say NICE

 

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More people to be given dye to highlight brain tumours to surgeons say NICE

Hundreds of patients a year set to benefit from roll out of dye to all of England’s neurosurgical units.

A chemical dye, which can assist neurosurgeons in the successful removal of a brain tumour, should be used in initial surgery, NICE has said.

In final published guidance, it is recommended patients take 5-amino levulinic acid (5-ALA) - known as the pink drink – prior to surgery.