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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

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
  • Easy toggle between 3D and 2D
  • Easy integration into 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

* not for sale in the U.S.

Headlight KS70

Special Features:

  • Long service life with a battery lifespan of up to 18 hours facilitates use in the OR
  • Optimal wearing comfort due to balanced, lightweight design and ergonomic headband
  • High-performance LED in combination with liquid lens technology for optimal depth illumination
  • Luminous field can be focused using the focus ring – adjustable from 30-150 mm at a working distance of 400 mm
  • Light intensity in maximum mode is 32,000 Lux
  • (working distance 400 mm / illuminated field diameter 30 mm)

HEINE Optical 6 mm Set

For medical thoracoscopy

The HEINE 6 mm set allows minimally invasive medical thoracoscopy to be performed with a technique based on the 4 mm 30° HOPKINS® telescope. With these instruments, the proven concept of mounting various working elements on the HOPKINS® endoscope could be transferred from bronchoscopy to thoracoscopy.

Special Features:

  • Powder blower for application of talc powder under visualization
  • Suction tube for fluid aspiration under optical control; also acts as a protective sheath for the HOPKINS® telescope at the start of the procedure
  • Dissection electrode for the division of adhesions without requiring a second access
  • Forceps for precise cutting of biopsies under optical control

Additional information on the specialty

The Autofluorescence Method in Bronchoscopy

The Autofluorescence Method in Bronchoscopy

Media type:
CD, Interactive Surgical Demonstration
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2003
Material number:
579
Specialties:
Thorax
Endoscopic Treatment of Upper Airway Obstruction in Paediatric Patients

Endoscopic Treatment of Upper Airway Obstruction in Paediatric Patients

Media type:
DVD, Video
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2000
Material number:
529
Specialties:
Video-assisted Mediastinoscopy

Video-assisted Mediastinoscopy

Media type:
DVD, Video
Languages available:
E
Version:
1995
Material number:
384E
Specialties:
Thorax
Highlights 2016 Thorax - Quarter 4

Highlights 2016 Thorax - Quarter 4

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT
Version:
1.0 10-2016
Material number:
96081008E
Specialties:
Thorax
Highlights 2016 Thorax - Quarter 3

Highlights 2016 Thorax - Quarter 3

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.0 07-2016
Material number:
96081007E
Specialties:
Thorax
THORAX

THORAX

Media type:
Catalogs
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, RU, CN, JP, US
Version:
3.0 01-2011
Material number:
96080000U
Specialties:
Thorax
Optical Needle Holder - Intraluminal repair of posterior tracheal rupture

Optical Needle Holder - Intraluminal repair of posterior tracheal rupture

Media type:
ENDOWORLD®
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
2.1 04-2016
Material number:
96082012E
Specialties:
Thorax
96206289D – E-Series Equipment Cart

96206289D – E-Series Equipment Cart

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
1.1 12-2016
Material number:
96206289D
Specialties:
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Drawer box with power supply, isolation transformer and earth leakage monitor for SMARTCART

Drawer box with power supply, isolation transformer and earth leakage monitor for SMARTCART

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU, PL
Version:
2.0.0 10-2010
Material number:
96216011D
Specialties:
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Optical powder blower 26072 TK, Optical suction device 26072 SU

Optical powder blower 26072 TK, Optical suction device 26072 SU

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.0.0 08-2011
Material number:
96056369DF
Specialties:
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UNIMAT-E pump cart 20020058

UNIMAT-E pump cart 20020058

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.0.0 04-2011
Material number:
96206351DF
Specialties:
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20330320-1 ENDOMAT® LC

20330320-1 ENDOMAT® LC

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU, PL
Version:
1.6.0 03-2010
Material number:
96116026D
Specialties:
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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