Fluorescence Imaging

IMAGE1 S™ 4U Rubina – The new 4K-NIR/ICG platform

IMAGE1 S™ 4U RUBINA combines 4K imaging technology with fluorescence imaging for displaying indocyanine green (ICG) or autofluorescence in the near infra red range. The technology features very good image quality as well as new NIR/ICG fluorescence modes. The new modes, e.g., the superimposed NIR/ICG signal in the white light image, provide the user with valuable information. In addition, IMAGE1 S™ RUBINA offers the display intensity of a NIR/ICG signal and a pure near infrared mode in monochromatic color display for a clear delination of structures.

Special Features:

  • Native 4K image resolution with very good image brightness and richness of color and detail
  • OPAL1® NIR/ICG technology with new functionalities
  • S-Technologies in white light and the overlay modes Overlay and Intensity Map
  • Enhanced* NIR/ICG telescopes and new 45° models with diameters of 5 m and 10 mm
  • Laser-free LED light source for white light and NIR/ICG excitation

*in comparison to previous models

Further information on fluorescence imaging is available here.

Instrument Set for Pyloromyotomy

KARL STORZ offers a complete instrument set for pyloromyotomy featuring instruments that are specifically designed for this indication.

Percutaneous pyloric knife with knife insert for single use:

  • Optimal cutting every time
  • Integrated ratchet mechanism allows the knife insert to be locked in 8 positions (1.5 mm steps) and extended to the desired length in a controlled manner in order to achieve the required cutting depth.

GEIGER Percutaneous Pyloric Grasper

  • Grasping forceps for stabilizing the pylorus during pyloromyotomy
  • The instrument set for pyloromyotomy also includes various pyloric spreaders and graspers that are suitable for both percutaneous applications and use with a trocar.

E.P.Si.T. – Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment

The pilonidal sinus is an acute or chronic inflammatory process in the subcutaneous adipose tissue, often occurring in the sacrococcygeal region1. E.P.Si.T. – Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment – proceeds in two phases. In the first – diagnostic – phase, the sinus cavity and the sinus tracts are examined. The aim of the second – therapeutic – phase is to ablate the abscess cavity and to eliminate the fistula2. Both phases are performed under direct endoscopic control.

Special Features:

  • E.P.Si.T. can be performed in an outpatient setting
  • Ablation of the abscess cavity and elimination of the fistula under direct vision
  • High patient satisfaction3
  • Straightforward, safe, effective and reproducible method of treatment3
  • Instruments can also be used to treat anal fistulas (VAAFT technique)

1 AWMF Summary of the S3 Guidelines 081/009: Sinus pilonidalis

2 Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment: A Prospective Multicentre Trial. P. Meinero et al., 2016

3 Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment, Giarratano G et al., 2017

Endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment (EPSiT)Endoskopische Pilonidalsinus Therapie (EPSiT): First single-center experience with an effective method for treating pilonidal sinus

Human Medicine


Angerer C, Königsrainer I

Coloproctology 2020

Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment: A Tertiary Care Academic Center Experience

Human Medicine


Gallo G, Carpino A, De Paola G, Fulginiti S, Novelli E, Ferrari F, Sammarco G

Frontiers in Surgery 2021 Aug

Brazilian and argentinean multicentric study in the surgical minimally invasive treatment of pilonidal cyst

Human Medicine


Silveira Mendes C R, Santana de Miranda Ferreira L, Salim L

Brazilian archives of digestive surgery 2019 Oct

Short-term outcomes of endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment

Human Medicine


Kalaiselvan R, Liyanage A, Rajaganeshan R

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2019 Aug

The endoscopic treatment of pilonidal sinus disease: a short-term case-series study

Human Medicine


Khafagy A, Al Haddad E, AlSabah S

Annals of Saudi Medicine 2019 May-Jun

Preliminary report on endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment in children: results of a multicentric series

Human Medicine


Pini Prato A, Mazzola C, Mattioli G, Escolino M, Esposito C, D'Alessio A, Abati LC, Leonelli L, Carlini C, Rotundi F, Meinero PC

Pediatric Surgery International 2018 Jun

Outcomes of endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment (EPSiT): a systematic review

Human Medicine


Tien T, Athem R, Arulampalam T

Techniques in Coloproctology 2018 May

Endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment versus total excision with primary closure for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease in the pediatric population

Human Medicine


Sequeira JB, Coelho A, Marinho AS, Bonet B, Carvalho F, Moreira-Pinto J

Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2018 Oct

Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment: Long-Term Results of a Prospective Series

Human Medicine


Giarratano G, Toscana C, Shalaby M, Buonomo O, Petrella G, Sileri P

Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2017 Jul-Sep

Endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment: a prospective multicentre trial

Human Medicine


Meinero P, Stazi A, Carbone A, Fasolini F, Regusci L, La Torre M

Colorectal Disease: The Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 2016 May

The RoTaLock® Trocar

The TAN ROTALOCK® trocar is a self-retaining trocar that was specially developed for neonatal surgery / pediatric laparoscopic surgery.

Special Features:

  • The distal shape of the cannula enables fixation directly under the abdominal wall
  • Due to the short length of the sheath, the distal tip of the cannula does not hinder opening of the jaws
  • One-piece sealing system for single use, now available as a sterile version
  • Available in sizes 3.5 mm and 6 mm
  • Color coding of housing indicates size (3.5 mm green / 6 mm black)

Three-part Dismantling CLICKline Series for Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery

The CLICKLINE instrument line (diameter 3.5 mm, length 20 cm) for pediatric laparoscopic surgery features great stability while its efficient, modular construction offers a high level of flexibility.

Special Features:

  • Working length (20 cm) adapted to the special requirements of pediatric laparoscopy
  • Modular concept: Instruments can be disassembled into three parts for maximum hygiene and variability
  • Diverse combination possibilities thanks to a wide range of jaws with various outer sheaths and CLICKLINE handles


Rotating Bipolar Grasping Forceps and Scissors for Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery

The Rotating Bipolar Instruments are available in 3.5 mm diameter and 20 cm working length and facilitate precise work on tissue. The instrument design and the materials used ensure high mechanical stability. The force limiter integrated into the handle prevents any potential overloading of the jaws. Color coding on the forceps insert and the handle allows clear identification of the new, modular ROBI® components.

Special features:

  • Rotating bipolar instruments with 3.5 mm diameter and 20 cm working length
  • Insulated outer sheath, 360° rotating
  • Modular design

The Trocar Generation for Laparoscopic Pediatric Surgery

The trocar generation combines single-use with reusable components. Whereas cannulas and trocars feature a design with reusable components, the new valve seal is intended for single use.

Special Features

  • Reduced overall weight thanks to the newly designed plastic trocar housing
  • One-piece sealing system for single use (package of 10), now available as a sterile version
  • Minimal friction between the valve seal and the instrument
  • Available in diameters 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm and 6 mm with a working length of 5 cm

Bronchoscopy Instruments for Children

A practical set classification for the clinical routine

KARL STORZ offers instruments for pediatric bronchoscopy that are customized to the anatomy of children. This includes bronchoscopes in various sizes and lengths as well as optical forceps and accessories. To optimally structure our comprehensive product range for the benefit of our customers, we offer a total of three sets for foreign body removal in children. They are organized by age and corresponding tracheal diameter. Each set includes the appropriate bronchoscope sizes with a compatible telescope, optical forceps, and accessories. The instrument sets therefore offer everything needed for foreign body removal. 


  • Set 1: Age group 0-6 months
  • Set 2: Age group 6 months – 6 years
  • Set 3: Age group 6-14 years 

Airway Management for Neonatology and Pediatrics

C-MAC® – the solution!

A platform for your airway management

Did you know that KARL STORZ's C-MAC® system represents the widest available range of endoscopes for use in pediatrics and neonatology? You have a choice of 6 different video laryngoscopes alone. Count on a portable airway management system that offers multiple visualization options and, most importantly, lets you switch to any C-MAC product within seconds. For further details on these products, please refer to the marketing materials linked below.


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Insufflation with gas heater

  • Gas flow up to 50 l/min in combination with KARL STORZ HICAP® trocars
  • Gas heating to body temperature
  • With two insufflation modes for high flow and pediatric applications
  • Pediatrics mode: small adjustment increments in the lower output range as well as safety limits for pressure and flow
  • Used in transanal treatment and endoscopic vessel harvesting
  • Compatible with S-PILOT® – the solution for your surgical smoke management

Pyloric Knife With Knife Insert for Single Use

The KARL STORZ instrument set for pyloromyotomy has been expanded to include the pyloric knife for pediatric surgery.

Special features:

  • Knife insert for single use (pack of 10) for the sharpest possible cutting
  • An integrated ratchet mechanism allows the knife insert to be extended to the desired length in a controlled manner and locked in eight positions (1.5 mm increments)
  • Markings at the knife insert for checking the extended length
  • Protective cap for safe assembly and disassembly of the knife insert

KOH Needle Holders for Laparoscopic Pediatric Surgery

KARL STORZ offers a selection of needle holders in size 3.5 mm for laparoscopic pediatric surgery.

Special features:

KOH Needle Holder

  • Choice of two types of jaws: curved to left or right, each with tungsten carbide insert
  • Disengageable ratchet mechanism