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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

EndoCAMeleon® Telescope with Variable Direction of View

The EndoCAMeleon® HOPKINS® telescope with rod lens system and a rigid 10 mm sheath offers a variable direction of view. This allows optimal adjustment of the viewing direction to any OR situation.

Special Features:

  • Variable direction of view 0° – 90°
  • Enhanced illumination
  • Easy-to-use adjustment knob for selecting the direction of view, now with fin
  • Combines the convenient handling of the proven HOPKINS® telescope with the advantages and potential of a telescope offering various directions of view
  • Particularly suitable for use in anatomically narrow working spaces

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 and VITOM® 3D
  • Easy toggle between 3D and 2D
  • Compatible with 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
  • Provides type CF defibrillation protection when used with TIPCAM®1 S 3D LAP in conjunction with the IMAGE1 S™ camera control unit with CF-defib symbol on the connection port

* not for sale in the U.S.

Fluorescence Imaging in Thoracic Surgery

OPAL1® technology for NIR/ICG with the IMAGE1 S™ camera platform

For imaging with the fluorescent dye indocyanine green (ICG)*, KARL STORZ offers brilliant FULL HD imaging of the vascular and lymphatic systems for thoracic surgery. The NIR/ICG system offers additional visualization options, especially for anatomical segment resection.

  • 5 and 10 mm telescopes with 0° and 30° directions of view available
  • Xenon-based technology (no laser safety measures necessary)
  • Switching between the white light and ICG modes possible at any time
  • Optimal illumination and contrast enhancement
  • Multidisciplinary applications, e.g., thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery, gynecology, urology as well as reconstructive surgery

     

*Please verify that the fluorescent dye indocyanine green is approved for the respective indication in your country.

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
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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, Surgical Film
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2000
Material number:
529
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KARL STORZ Contracts Deliver Solutions to Healthtrust Members!

KARL STORZ Contracts Deliver Solutions to Healthtrust Members!

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Marketing Flyer
Languages available:
US
Version:
1.0 05-2018
Material number:
97018008U
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Highlights Optical Forceps for Rigid Bronchoscopy

Highlights Optical Forceps for Rigid Bronchoscopy

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Marketing Brochures
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D, E, US
Version:
1.0 03-2018
Material number:
96084022U
Specialties:
Thorax
THORAX

THORAX

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Catalogs
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Version:
3.0 02-2011
Material number:
96080000U
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Thorax
ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

ENDOSCOPES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENT ESOPHAGOSCOPY - BRONCHOSCOPY

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Catalogs
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D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU, CN, US
Version:
9.0 02-2013
Material number:
96050000U
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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:
3.1 11-2017
Material number:
96082012E
Specialties:
Thorax
20330320-1 - ENDOMAT® LC (from serial number 2000)

20330320-1 - ENDOMAT® LC (from serial number 2000)

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User Handbooks
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D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
3.1 09-2018
Material number:
96116039D
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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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Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
2.0 12-2017
Material number:
97000155
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Telescopes/ HOPKINS® telescopes

Telescopes/ HOPKINS® telescopes

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Version:
3.0 02-2018
Material number:
97000026
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VITOM® 3D Illuminator Model TH002

VITOM® 3D Illuminator Model TH002

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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