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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

gioscopic findings in combination with histologic, cytologic follow-up results. Patients with PSC are at increased risk of developing CC but the absence of symptoms and the lack of reliable diagnostic instruments for early detection of tumors contribute to the poor prognosis in patients. Direct visualization of the biliary system is not yet a standard tool for excluding malignancy in bile duct stenoses, but certain cholangioscopic characteristics of CC have been described. This podium presentation will be given by Alexander Dechene, M.D., Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany, at 8:42-8:54 a.m. in Room S100 of McCormick Place.

  • Assessment of SpyGlass for Cholangioscopy and Pancreatoscopy in 102 Consecutive Patients (Poster Presentation)

          This study describes the performance, safety and utility of the
          SpyGlass System for peroral cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy in
          patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  Peroral
          cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy allow direct visualization of the
          bile and pancreatic ducts while being able to take site-directed
          biopsies and perform electrohydraulic lithotripsy.  Lead authors of
          the study are Ram Chuttani, M.D., and Douglas K. Pleskow, M.D.

  • POC Using a Disposable Steerable Single Operator Catheter for Biliary Stone Therapy and Assessment of Indeterminate Strictures - a Multi-Center Experience Using SpyGlass (Poster Presentation)

          A poster presentation reports the results of a prospective 297-
          patient, 15-center registry that studied the utility and performance
          of the SpyGlass Sy
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