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Expect™ Slimline (SL)

Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle

The Expect Slimline (SL) Needle is an EUS-FNA needle that is indicated for four diagnostic and therapeutic indications, providing physicians with clinical options to manage their patients.

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The Expect Slimline (SL) Needle is an EUS-FNA needle that is indicated for four diagnostic and therapeutic indications, providing physicians with clinical options to manage their patients.

The Expect Slimline (SL) Needle is designed to sample targeted submucosal and extramural gastrointestinal lesions through the accessory channel of a curvilinear echoendoscope. It can also be used for the delivery of injectable materials (fluids) or fiducials into tissue or for passage of accessory devices.


Compatible with New Fiducial Markers: The Expect Slimline (SL) 22ga EUS Needle is compatible with the new LumiCoilTM Platinum Fiducial Markers, which feature platinum construction designed for clear visibility in CT, X-Ray, EUS, CBCT, and MRI procedures.* Two loading options are available for the straight marker configuration based on preference; through the needle tip or through the needle’s luer**.

Sharp needle grindFor precise targeting and sampling

Cobalt-Chromium construction***: Provides benefits over some stainless steel alloys including greater needle hardness and excellent tensile properties to deliver:1****

  • Superior needle penetration1
  • Improved pushability and kink resistance1
  • Increased resistance to needle damage or deformation after multiple passes1


Echogenic pattern extends onto needle tip:

  • Provides precise guidance within the target site
  • Helps maintain tip visibility at all times


Stylet cap with integrated clip

  • Keeps stylet safely contained


Custom sheath sizes

  • Designed to improve passability

Control ZONE™ and Lubricomp Polymer

  • Two ergonomically defined areas designed to optimize control during actuation


The Expect Slimline (SL) 19ga Flexible EUS-FNA Needle is compatible with the Mauna Kea Technologies Cellvizio AQ-Flex™ 19 Confocal Miniprobes™ accessory device to perform optical biopsy procedures. Learn more about Cellvizio.

 

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Ordering Information

Expect Slimline (SL) Needles

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  Order Number Needle Size Min. Working Channel (mm) Sheath Diameter (mm) Packaging (color coded)
Slimline (SL) Handle Needles M00555500 19 ga (1.10mm) 2.8 1.83 Each
M00555510 22 ga (0.72mm) 2.4 1.65 Each
M00555520 25 ga (0.52mm) 2.4 1.52 Each
M00555530 19 ga Flexible (1.14mm) 2.8 1.73 Each
M00555501 19 ga (1.10mm) 2.8 1.83 Box 5
M00555511 22 ga (0.72mm) 2.4 1.65 Box 5
M00555521 25 ga (0.52mm) 2.4 1.52 Box 5
M00555531 19 ga Flexible(1.14mm) 2.8 1.73 Box 5

  • Packaging includes a 20cc syringe and one-way stopcock 
  • Working length: 137.5cm to 141.5cm, adjustable 
  • Needle length: 0cm to 8cm, adjustable

 

Clinical Information

 

Reimbursement


*Data on File; Bench tests may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance.
**Luer loading option for straight configuration only.
***Cobalt-Chromium is used for all Expect Slimline Needles except for the 19ga Flexible Needle which is made of Nitinol.
****This study compared a cobalt-chromium alloy with nanoflex and 304 stainless steels.

1 Catheter and Specialty Needle Alloys, an abstract from Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, August 10-12, 2009.

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