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A better view in challenging cases
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy (PTCS) is a treatment approach for complex patients who may have limited options for stone disease or stricture management.
It can include patients that:
- have surgically altered anatomy
- are unable to receive an ERCP
- are high-risk surgical patients
These patients may have undergone a previous surgery like a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure), or liver transplant that resulted in altered hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) anatomy.1
Managing subsequent bile duct stones or biliary obstruction in such patients can prove challenging. Their current health status may also exclude surgery from the available treatment options.2
PTCS with SpyGlass™ Discover
SpyGlass™ Discover helps you overcome these challenges. It is a single-use, sterile endoscope for use in the pancreaticobiliary system, including the hepatic ducts.
It leverages a minimally invasive approach, with an outer diameter of 3,5 mm (11 or 12 Fr access sheath). This gives you the ability to gain access in patients with complex or altered anatomy percutaneously.
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the SpyGlass™ Discover Digital Catheter:
The SpyGlassTM Discover System was adapted from the latest SpyGlass™ DS II technology, to enable surgeons to perform intra-operative:
- CBD stone clearance, including trans-cystic lithotripsy, during LCBDE
- Visual and biopsy-guided mapping of cancer margins during resection of cholangiocarcinoma or MD-IPMN
- Visualization and therapeutic treatment via percutaneous access
A holistic approach to the HPB (hepato-pancreato-biliary) pathway
Short wire technology
The RX Biliary SystemTM puts the physician in control and helps to reduce complications and save on resources