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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

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.

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. 

Sets:

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

Additional information on the specialty

Flexible Video Bronchoscopes

Flexible Video Bronchoscopes

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Video, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2019
Material number:
1093E
Specialties:
Thorax
CleverCurve – Better access to hidden spaces

CleverCurve – Better access to hidden spaces

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2019
Material number:
1135E
Specialties:
Thorax
IMAGE1 S™ 4U – mORe than a camera

IMAGE1 S™ 4U – mORe than a camera

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
E
Version:
2019
Material number:
1065E
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VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Microsurgery and Open Surgery

VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Microsurgery and Open Surgery

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2019
Material number:
1118E
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NIR / ICG Fluorescence Imaging in Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy

NIR / ICG Fluorescence Imaging in Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E, RU
Version:
1.0 06-2018
Material number:
96085007E
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Silver is the New Black  – LIVE – the new LED Integrated Video Endoscopes for bronchoscopy

Silver is the New Black – LIVE – the new LED Integrated Video Endoscopes for bronchoscopy

Media type:
Marketing Flyer
Languages available:
D, E, ES, IT
Version:
2.0 10-2019
Material number:
96081015E
Specialties:
Thorax
CleverCurve – Sliding sheath instruments for thoracic surgery

CleverCurve – Sliding sheath instruments for thoracic surgery

Media type:
ENDOWORLD®
Languages available:
D, E, ES, IT
Version:
1.0 09-2019
Material number:
96082015E
Specialties:
Thorax
TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

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Catalogs
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Version:
1.0 02-2018
Material number:
96010001E
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Highlights 2019 Thorax

Highlights 2019 Thorax

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Marketing Brochures
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D, E
Version:
1.0 03-2019
Material number:
96081013E
Specialties:
Thorax
THORAX

THORAX

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Version:
4.0 01-2019
Material number:
96080000E
Specialties:
Thorax
20 1336 20-1 Cold Light Fountain D-LIGHT C, 20 1336 20-133 Cold Light Fountain D-LIGHT C / AF

20 1336 20-1 Cold Light Fountain D-LIGHT C, 20 1336 20-133 Cold Light Fountain D-LIGHT C / AF

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User Handbooks
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Version:
4.0 07-2019
Material number:
96206054D
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Sliding sheath instruments for thoracic surgery REF 40410 LC, 40410 LF, 40410 LG, 40410 LH, 40410 LL, 40410 LR, 40410 LS

Sliding sheath instruments for thoracic surgery REF 40410 LC, 40410 LF, 40410 LG, 40410 LH, 40410 LL, 40410 LR, 40410 LS

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1.0 05-2019
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97000191
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VITOM® 3D clamping jaw for POINT SETTER Models 28272 VTP/PSG/PSK/PSF

VITOM® 3D clamping jaw for POINT SETTER Models 28272 VTP/PSG/PSK/PSF

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Clamping Jaw Models 28272 UFN, 28272 UFP

Clamping Jaw Models 28272 UFN, 28272 UFP

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Optical needle holder REF 10130 N

Optical needle holder REF 10130 N

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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