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Endoscopy has become an essential tool in thoracic diagnosis and therapy. Originally used primarily for diagnosing pleural disorders, endoscopes are now an integral part of major thoracic surgery. Bronchoscopy, a procedure associated with thoracic surgery, helps detect lung tumors early through diagnostic interventions. Both palliative and curative interventions are used in the treatment of pulmonary diseases*. Mediastinoscopy permits extensive lymphadenectomy, including for therapeutic purposes.

The KARL STORZ Thorax product range includes endoscopes and instruments for thoracoscopy, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minithoracotomy, including autofluorescence procedures, mediastinoscopy, and rigid and flexible bronchoscopy.

* C. Kroegel and U. Costabel, Klinische Pneumologie, Stuttgart: Thieme, 2014, p. 132

Highlights

Video Mediastinoscopy – Plug & Play

The compact HD video mediastinoscope is based on the CMOS chip-on-the-tip sensor technology and is equipped with an LED light source integrated in the handle. It is lightweight, has a balanced weight distribution, and is fully autoclavable.
It can be used in combination with either the KARL STORZ IMAGE1 S™ camera platform and the CONNECT and X-LINK modules or with the KARL STORZ TELEPACK+, the compact and portable camera system with FULL-HD camera control unit and integrated network function. It can also be connected to the TELECAM C3 FULL HD control unit.

Special features:

  • Compact handle with integrated LED light source
  • Keyboard with haptic feedback for camera menu control
  • CMOS chip-on-the-tip sensor technology in the blade
  • Blade with uninterrupted right lateral slit
  • Plug & play – one cable outlet with plug connection to the X-LINK module

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. 

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

IMAGE1 S™ 4U – mORe than a camera

IMAGE1 S™ 4U – mORe than a camera

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Fluorescence Imaging – Near Infrared (NIR/ICG)

Fluorescence Imaging – Near Infrared (NIR/ICG)

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Systematic Simplicity – HD video mediastinoscopy – Plug & Play

Systematic Simplicity – HD video mediastinoscopy – Plug & Play

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HD Video Mediastinoscopy from KARL STORZ

HD Video Mediastinoscopy from KARL STORZ

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TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

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ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

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Bronchoscopy Instruments for Children – Set classification according to age groups for foreign body removal

Bronchoscopy Instruments for Children – Set classification according to age groups for foreign body removal

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HOPKINS® telescopes Models 26003 ACA/BCA/FCA/FCEA, 26003 ARA/BRA/FRA/FREA, 26046 ACA/BCA/FCA, 26046 ARA/BRA/FRA

HOPKINS® telescopes Models 26003 ACA/BCA/FCA/FCEA, 26003 ARA/BRA/FRA/FREA, 26046 ACA/BCA/FCA, 26046 ARA/BRA/FRA

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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