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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

EndoCAMeleon® Telescope with Variable Direction of View

The EndoCAMeleon® HOPKINS® telescope with rod lens system and a rigid 10 mm sheath offers a variable direction of view. This allows optimal adjustment of the viewing direction to any OR situation.

Special Features:

  • Variable direction of view 0° – 90°
  • Enhanced illumination
  • Easy-to-use adjustment knob for selecting the direction of view, now with fin
  • Combines the convenient handling of the proven HOPKINS® telescope with the advantages and potential of a telescope offering various directions of view
  • Particularly suitable for use in anatomically narrow working spaces

IMAGE1 S™ 3D – A Dimension Ahead

The IMAGE1 S™ 3D camera platform provides surgeons with excellent depth perception. Furthermore, the 3D stereoscopic imaging system is particularly valuable for activities that demand a high degree of spatial perception. Thanks to the modular system design, existing 2D systems can be upgraded to 3D. 

  • 3D system featuring video endoscopes with a diameter of 10 mm and VITOM® 3D
  • Easy toggle between 3D and 2D
  • Compatible with the IMAGE1 S™ platform
  • Three innovative visualization technologies for easy tissue differentiation
  • in 2D and 3D:
    • CLARA: Homogeneous illumination
    • CHROMA: Contrast enhancement
    • SPECTRA*: Spectral color shift and switch
  • Provides type CF defibrillation protection when used with TIPCAM®1 S 3D LAP in conjunction with the IMAGE1 S™ camera control unit with CF-defib symbol on the connection port

* not for sale in the U.S.

Instruments for Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery

KARL STORZ offers instruments for Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) that meet the requirements of both hygiene and economic efficiency. All VATS instruments can be disassembled into two or three parts and can therefore be individually combined with various handles. The instruments and jaws have been specifically adapted to the anatomy of the thorax, offering the operating surgeons the best prerequisites for VATS procedures.
The portfolio is expanded to include reusable trocars with flexible cannulas as well as the proven KARL STORZ HOPKINS® telescopes.

Product Overview:

  • HOPKINS® telescopes with various lengths and diameters
  • Flexible and rigid trocars in 6 and 11 mm
  • CLICKLINE instruments with or without connector pins for unipolar coagulation
  • ROBI® forceps and scissors for bipolar coagulation

Additional information on the specialty

NIR/ICG Fluorescence Imaging an OPAL1™ Technology from KARL STORZ

NIR/ICG Fluorescence Imaging an OPAL1™ Technology from KARL STORZ

Media type:
Video, Product Film, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2016
Material number:
914E
Specialties:
AUTOCON® III 400 Teaser

AUTOCON® III 400 Teaser

Media type:
Video, Product Film
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2016
Material number:
948E
Specialties:
The Method of Medical Thoracoscopy

The Method of Medical Thoracoscopy

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
1.0 11-2015
Material number:
96085004E
Specialties:
Thorax
Thoracic Esophagectomy – Transthoracic Esophageal Resections and Reconstruction

Thoracic Esophagectomy – Transthoracic Esophageal Resections and Reconstruction

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
E
Version:
1.0 07-2013
Material number:
96085006E
Specialties:
Thorax
Medical Thoracoscopy

Medical Thoracoscopy

Media type:
DVD, Surgical Film
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2007
Material number:
658
Specialties:
Thorax
Highlights Optical Forceps for Rigid Bronchoscopy

Highlights Optical Forceps for Rigid Bronchoscopy

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
D, E, US
Version:
1.0 12-2017
Material number:
96084022E
Specialties:
Thorax
Highlights 2018 Thorax

Highlights 2018 Thorax

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
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D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.0 02-2018
Material number:
96081011E
Specialties:
Thorax
THORAX

THORAX

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Catalogs
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D, E, ES, FR, IT, RU, CN, JP, US
Version:
3.0 02-2011
Material number:
96080000E
Specialties:
Thorax
ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

Media type:
Catalogs
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU, CN, US
Version:
9.0 02-2013
Material number:
96050000E
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The KARL STORZ E-Series: Ergonomic – Elegant – Efficient

The KARL STORZ E-Series: Ergonomic – Elegant – Efficient

Media type:
ENDOWORLD®
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
5.1 11-2017
Material number:
96212009E
Specialties:
266x4 AA 3D TIPCAM®1, 0° / 266x4 BA 3D TIPCAM®1, 30° x = 0 (PAL)/ 1 (NTSC)

266x4 AA 3D TIPCAM®1, 0° / 266x4 BA 3D TIPCAM®1, 30° x = 0 (PAL)/ 1 (NTSC)

Media type:
User Handbooks
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D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
2.0 03-2018
Material number:
96206259D
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RoBi® Instruments, Size 5 mm, 3-part, separable

RoBi® Instruments, Size 5 mm, 3-part, separable

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
3.1 02-2018
Material number:
97000117
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RoBi® instrument, Size 3.5 mm, 2-part, separable

RoBi® instrument, Size 3.5 mm, 2-part, separable

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Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
3.1 02-2018
Material number:
97000118
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Telescope guide sheath Models 10320 SP/10328 SP

Telescope guide sheath Models 10320 SP/10328 SP

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Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
2.0 01-2018
Material number:
96056365DF
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Packaging symbols

Packaging symbols

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Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
3.0 04-2018
Material number:
96216316DF
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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