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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

CLICKLINE Parenchymal Forceps

For easier circumnavigation of vessels and bronchi in the hilum of the lung

Both CLICKLINE parenchymal forceps are ideally suited for delicate anatomical segment resections and lobectomies in lung surgery as the geometry of the clamp is designed to allow safe dissection or circumnavigation of vessels or bronchi in the hilum of the lung. The double curved jaws and their position in relation to the sheath axis leads the instrument tip safely around the rear wall of vessels or bronchi when the sheath is rotated. These can then be sutured, ligated, clipped or closed using clip sutures and transected.

Special Features:

  • Slender jaws for dissection of vessels and bronchi
  • Double curved jaws allow circumnavigation of vessels
  • 2-part dismantling instruments fulfil the highest hygiene demands while offering the best possible variability

EndoCAMeleon® HOPKINS® Telescope

Adjustable in Every Aspect

The variable direction of view 0° – 120° allows adjustment of the viewing direction to any OR situation. This allows ideal display of the OR site during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Special Features:

  • HOPKINS® telescope with rod lens system and a rigid 10 mm sheath
  • The variable direction of view helps prevent “levering” in the intercostal space
  • Optical control during trocar placement
  • Visual inspection during placement of stapler jaws

Basic Set for Rigid Bronchoscopy

Rigid bronchoscopy is often employed in interventions such as foreign body removal and the placement of stents as the large working channel allows work with a wide range of instruments. This is particularly essential for the management of complications such as, for example, massive hemorrhage.

For these indications, rigid bronchoscopy offers the following advantages:

  • Optimal vision
  • Large-scale biopsies
  • Good suction possibilities
  • Respiration possible

The specially designed telescope guide sheath, which is firmly locked onto the universal bronchoscope, simplifies camera-guided intubation and protects against rod lens breakage. This guarantees a constant view of the distal end of the bronchoscope.

Additional information on the specialty

Fluorescence Imaging - Near Infrared (NIR/ICG)

Fluorescence Imaging - Near Infrared (NIR/ICG)

Media type:
Video, Product Film, Teaser
Languages available:
US
Version:
2016
Material number:
953E
Specialties:
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
Highlights 2016 Thorax - Quarter 1

Highlights 2016 Thorax - Quarter 1

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.1 06-2016
Material number:
96081005E
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
HF cart SHORT-E 20020080, Mobile stand TROLL-E 20020081, Wall bracket MOUNT-E 20020082

HF cart SHORT-E 20020080, Mobile stand TROLL-E 20020081, Wall bracket MOUNT-E 20020082

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
1.0.0 02-2012
Material number:
96206356D
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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
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E-Series Equipment Cart

E-Series Equipment Cart

Media type:
User Handbooks
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Version:
0.3.0 05-2013
Material number:
96206289D
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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
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Version:
1.0.0 08-2011
Material number:
96056369DF
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UNIMAT-E pump cart 20020058

UNIMAT-E pump cart 20020058

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Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
1.0.0 04-2011
Material number:
96206351DF
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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