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Diagnosis and therapy in the thoracic region would be inconceivable without endoscopy today. Originally only used for diagnosing pleural disorders, the endoscope is now an integral component, even in major surgical procedures. Taking advantage of autofluorescence, bronchoscopy is useful for the early detection of lung tumors. Distending mediastinoscopes are used to perform extensive lymph node dissection with therapeutic intent.

The range of products available from KARL STORZ for thoracic endoscopy comprises endoscopes and instruments for endoscopic or endoscopically assisted thoracic surgery, medical thoracoscopy, mediastinoscopy as well as rigid and flexible bronchoscopy, including procedures performed with fluorescence imaging.

Highlights

Video Mediastinoscopy – Future-Oriented CMOS Technology in HD

The compact HD video mediastinoscope is based on the CMOS chip-on-the-tip sensor technology and features an LED light source which is integrated in the handle. It is lightweight, balanced, and fully autoclavable.

It can be operated with the current KARL STORZ IMAGE1 S™ camera platform and the CONNECT and X-LINK modules.

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
  • No white balance necessary

Silver Is the New Black

LIVE – LED Integrated Video Endoscopes

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. The resulting direct force transmission from the handle to the jaw achieves good tactile feedback.

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

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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