Olympus unveiled the new CleverCut3V Distal Wireguided sphincterotome that is already FDA cleared and ready for use during ERCPs (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies). The device is used to open the biliary sphincter to gain further access for stone removal, papillary stenosis treatment, and other procedures.
The device is designed to help prevent damage to the duodenal folds, thanks to a special coating over the proximal part of the wire that insulates it and sends energy to where the cauterization is being performed.
Features according to the product page:
- An advanced c-channel specially designed for the VisiGlide line of guidewires, as well as an intuitive guidewire insertion port, promote increased procedural efficiency for short-wire users.
- Safety features such as the CleverCut coating on the proximal end of the cutting wire and optimal knife orientation help to protect surrounding tissue while providing effective sphincterotomy.
- A refined 3.9 Fr tapered tip provides smooth insertion during difficult cannulations resulting from strictures or when accessing the minor papilla. (KD-VC631Q series only)
- The integrated VisiGlide line of guidewires provides the endoscopist with the right wire for all situations based upon preference, technique, and anatomical requirements.
Product page: CleverCut3V Distal Wireguided…