Methylthioninium chloride surgical dye

Methylthioninium chloride surgical dye

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Methylthioninium chloride surgical dye. Surgeon filling a plastic drip bag with a solution of methylthioninium chloride (methylene blue, brand name: Proveblue). This strongly coloured chemical is used to check for leaks following surgery, in this case after bariatric surgery. Examples include gastric band surgery and gastric bypass surgery. Photographed in a UK hospital in 2014.

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