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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

An all-in-one solution for thoracic surgery and bronchoscopy

IMAGE1 S is an all-in-one solution for rigid and flexible endoscopy. The modular FULL HD camera platform allows customization to individual needs.

Special Features:

  • Modular platform for all applications:
    • Flexible bronchoscopy
    • Rigid bronchoscopy
    • Video mediastinoscopy
    • Video-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Brilliant color rendition
  • Innovative visualization technologies for diagnosis and interventions: CLARA, CHROMA and SPECTRA

Bronchoscopy Instrumentation for Stents

Full lumen bronchoscope and optical forceps for stents

Bronchial stents have a wide range of applications in interventional bronchology. A prerequisite for the placing of a stent is the use of a rigid bronchoscope. Not only does the rigid bronchoscope enable introduction of the stent, it also-if necessary-performs repositioning and extraction. KARL STORZ offers special instruments for this purpose.

Special Features:

Bronchoscope:

  • Easy and steady unfolding of the stent thanks to distal 45° oblique beak
  • Round lateral holes meet the special requirements of stent placement
  • Prismatic light deflector inserted proximally ensures full use of lumen

Optical forceps for stents:

  • Movable jaw with rat tooth guarantees a secure hold
  • Stationary jaw for excavating and freeing stents with attached tissue
  • For the repositioning and removal of all conventional types of stents

Bronchoscopy Instrumentation for Children

KARL STORZ offers bronchoscopy instruments that have been tailored to the anatomy of children. These include bronchoscopes in various sizes and lengths as well as optical forceps and accessories. The smallest bronchoscope allows interventions such as foreign body removal and biopsies to be performed on newborns and small children under optical control.

Special features of the bronchoscopy instrumentation:

  • Special surface treatment for optimal gliding properties of the bronchoscope sheath
  • Atraumatic bronchoscope tip for patient-friendly insertion
  • Wide range of diverse forceps for foreign body removal and biopsy

The specially designed telescope bridge, 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 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
Thoracoscopic Curette for Pleural Abrasion

Thoracoscopic Curette for Pleural Abrasion

Media type:
ENDOWORLD®
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
4.0 06-2015
Material number:
96082007E
Specialties:
Thorax
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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E-Series Equipment Cart

E-Series Equipment Cart

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
0.3.0 05-2013
Material number:
96206289D
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
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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
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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