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Endoscopy has become an essential tool in thoracic diagnosis and therapy. Originally used primarily for diagnosing pleural disorders, endoscopes are now an integral part of major thoracic surgery. Bronchoscopy, a procedure associated with thoracic surgery, helps detect lung tumors early through diagnostic interventions. Both palliative and curative interventions are used in the treatment of pulmonary diseases*. Mediastinoscopy permits extensive lymphadenectomy, including for therapeutic purposes.

The KARL STORZ Thorax product range includes endoscopes and instruments for thoracoscopy, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minithoracotomy, including autofluorescence procedures, mediastinoscopy, and rigid and flexible bronchoscopy.

* C. Kroegel and U. Costabel, Klinische Pneumologie, Stuttgart: Thieme, 2014, p. 132

Highlights

Video Mediastinoscopy – Plug & Play

The compact HD video mediastinoscope is based on the CMOS chip-on-the-tip sensor technology and is equipped with an LED light source integrated in the handle. It is lightweight, has a balanced weight distribution, and is fully autoclavable.
It can be used in combination with either the KARL STORZ IMAGE1 S™ camera platform and the CONNECT and X-LINK modules or with the KARL STORZ TELEPACK+, the compact and portable camera system with FULL-HD camera control unit and integrated network function. It can also be connected to the TELECAM C3 FULL HD control unit.

Special features:

  • Compact handle with integrated LED light source
  • Keyboard with haptic feedback for camera menu control
  • CMOS chip-on-the-tip sensor technology in the blade
  • Blade with uninterrupted right lateral slit
  • Plug & play – one cable outlet with plug connection to the X-LINK module

Silver Is the New Black

LIVE – LED Integrated Video Bronchoscopes

The new LIVE video bronchoscopes feature excellent image quality, natural color rendering, and homogeneous illumination. A special feature is the LED light source integrated in the handle. State-of-the-art technology is combined with the economy of LEDs. No separate light source is necessary.

  • Treatment and diagnosis in HD
  • Available in two sizes: LIVE 6.5 and LIVE 5.5
  • Compatible with IMAGE1 S™ and TELE PACK +
  • Enhanced visualization with S-Technologies

CleverCurve – Sophisticated Design

Sliding sheath instruments for thoracic surgery

In the video-assisted technique, instruments are needed to replace manual palpation in open surgery because tumors and other pathologies are not always easy to identify visually. If the object in question is located deep in the tissue, for instance, palpation is critical. Hence, in VATS, appropriately designed instruments must be used to compensate for the advantages of open surgery.

For this purpose, we have added the new CLEVERCURVE line to our portfolio. These instruments are designed using sliding sheath technology, which features a passive, stationary element as well as an active, movable element. 

Altogether, the line consists of seven instruments with various jaw types, some featuring a surgical ratchet.

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TIPCAM® 1 Rubina™ – Autorotation& 180° Flip

TIPCAM® 1 Rubina™ – Autorotation& 180° Flip

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Flexible Video Bronchoscopes

Flexible Video Bronchoscopes

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2019
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1093E
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Thorax
CleverCurve – Better access to hidden spaces

CleverCurve – Better access to hidden spaces

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2019
Material number:
1135E
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IMAGE1 S™ Rubina™ – mORe to discover – Main teaser

IMAGE1 S™ Rubina™ – mORe to discover – Main teaser

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2020
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1170E
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VATS Lobectomy

VATS Lobectomy

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2020
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1117E
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Thorax
TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

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ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

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LIVE - LED Integrated Video Endoscopes Flexible Bronchoscopes from KARL STORZ

LIVE - LED Integrated Video Endoscopes Flexible Bronchoscopes from KARL STORZ

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1.2 03-2021
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96082016E
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Thorax
CleverCurve™ – Sliding sheath instruments for thoracic surgery

CleverCurve™ – Sliding sheath instruments for thoracic surgery

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Alternative – Universal – Extended video mediastinoscopy with distending, narrow blades

Alternative – Universal – Extended video mediastinoscopy with distending, narrow blades

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96082019E
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Thorax
Miniature endoscopes

Miniature endoscopes

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ENDOCAMELEON® HOPKINS® telescope 49003 AE

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HOPKINS Telescopes Models 49003 AA/BA/FA; 49046 AA/BA/FA; 49011 AA/BA; 49031 AA; 28400 AA

HOPKINS Telescopes Models 49003 AA/BA/FA; 49046 AA/BA/FA; 49011 AA/BA; 49031 AA; 28400 AA

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Single port video-assisted thoracic surgery: advancing scope technology

Human Medicine

Thorax

Calvin S.H. Ng (corresponding author), Randolph H.L. Wong, Rainbow W.H. Lau and Anthony P.C. Yim

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (2014) 1–1doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezu236