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Boston Scientific's SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System Featured in Broad Range of Clinical Studies at Upcoming Digestive Disease Week(R)
Date:5/28/2009

The SpyGlass System is designed to enable physicians to directly visualize the target site, obtain a diagnostic tissue sample with the disposable SpyBite(R) Biopsy Forceps, and deliver therapies such as laser and electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL).

Schedule of Key Podium and Poster Presentations (partial listing, all times are Central Time):

All posters are available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in South Hall of McCormick Place.

Sunday, May 31

  • Holmium-YAG Laser Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Difficult Biliary Stones Utilizing SpyGlass: a Multi-Center Experience (Poster Presentation)

          This multi-center cumulative study reports on the use of Holmium-YAG
          laser lithotripsy with SpyGlass cholangioscopy in the management of
          difficult intraductal biliary stones.  Five to ten percent of
          biliary stones are not amenable to standard endoscopic extraction
          techniques and while electrohydraulic and laser lithotripsy have
          been shown to be effective, they have been used sparingly.  The
          study reports that the SpyGlass System now permits for routine use
          of these technologies.  Lead author of the study is Sandeep Patel,
          M.D.

Tuesday, June 2

  • It Looks Like Cholangiocarcinoma -- But is it? Using SpyGlass for Diagnosis of Cholangiocarcinoma in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Podium Presentation)

          This study is designed to evaluate the characteristics of bile duct
          lesions in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) using
          the SpyGlass System and compare them to the characteristics of
          cholangiocarcinoma (CC) found in the literature with the
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