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The value of direct visualization

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The SpyGlass™ DS system enables direct visualization of the pancreatic and bile ducts. It is used to evaluate suspected benign and malignant conditions, and to treat difficult stones and strictures. 

Previous research has demonstrated that visual impression of the stricture can also help guide patient management.1–3 

A 2019 study examined the role of digital cholangiopancreatoscopy technology in mapping the extent of malignant involvement in the biliary or pancreatic ducts before surgical intervention. Through an analysis of 118 patients, it demonstrated that the surgical plan was altered in 34% of cases when using direct visualization with the SpyGlass™ DS System.4

Diagnostic ERCP performed with:

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SpyGlass™ DS Direct Visualization System

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SpyGlass™ DS Direct Vizualisation System

The SpyGlassTM DS system enables direct visualization of the pancreatic and bile ducts. It is used to evaluate suspected benign and malignant conditions and to treat difficult stones and strictures

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