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Advancing  therapeutic​ options in HPB*​ stone management​


Dilatation-assisted stone extraction

Dilatate with control to remove difficult common bile duct stones.

A catherer designed for consistent performance in dilatation-assisted stone extraction


ESGE recommends performing a limited sphincterotomy combined with endoscopic papillary large-balloon dilation as the first-line approach to remove difficult common bile duct stones.1​

​The CRE™ RX Biliary Balloon Dilatation Catheter is indicated for use in adults for the endoscopic dilatation of the sphincter of Oddi with or without prior sphincterotomy and is available in lengths of 3cm and 5.5cm, with diameters ranging from 6–20mm. Each balloon can be inflated to three distinct and progressively larger diameters, providing flexibility in selecting the most anatomically appropriate approach for difficult stone extraction.​

​By using the catheter’s injection port, a contrast medium may also be administered for the fluoroscopic visualization of the bile ducts. Radiopaque markers facilitate positioning under fluoroscopy.​

View product information for CRETM PRO Wireguided and CRETM RX Biliary Balloon Dilatation Catheter:​

CRE™ PRO Wireguided and CRE™ RX Biliary Balloon Dilatation Catheter

CRE™ PRO Wireguided and CRE™ RX Biliary Balloon Dilatation Catheters provide consistent performance for balloon endoscopy for optimal control, efficiency, and performance. Both are indicated for use in the removal of difficult biliary stones (Dilatation Assisted Stone Extraction, DASE).


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​1. Manes G, Paspatis G, Aabakken L et al. Endoscopic management of common bile duct stones: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guideline. Endoscopy. 2019;51(5):472–491.​

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