This web page provides clinical data, case studies, tips and techniques and disease management perspectives on digital cholangioscopy from physician experts in this field.
Presentations on Digital Cholangioscopy
Accuracy and cost effectiveness in stricture diagnostics, and a multidisciplinary approach to palliative treatment for non-resectable disease, including stenting, RFA, and mapping with cholangioscopy.
Dr. Shrestha and Dr. Kazimi share their institution’s multi-disciplinary approach to managing patients with liver disease. They also discuss the role that direct visualization and targeted biopsies play in managing these patients.
Dr. Ellrichmann presents his experience diagnosing and treating complex bile duct stones, and shares case studies and data related to cholangioscopy with lithotripsy.
Dr. Khashab presents different techniques to manage difficult biliary stones, including cholangioscopy (SpyGlass™ DS System) using EHL, mechanical lithotripsy and DASE.
Dr. Devereaux presents several case reports reporting on the key indications for cholangioscopy and how its use impacted patient care, procedural success and costs. In Part 2, he presents some of the recent clinical data being reported on cholangioscopy.
Dr. Raijman discusses the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of digital cholangioscopy with the SpyGlass™ DS System, presents several case studies and presents a summary of abstracts presented at DDW® 2016.
Video Case Studies
In this case, the SpyGlass DS System is used to facilitate advanced detection and appropriate staging.
A 55-year-old patient underwent ERCP using cholangioscopy for removal of a difficult stone and a previously impacted basket.
A 70-year-old patient is evaluated for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) using cholangioscopy revealing a villous mass extending from the tail of the pancreas to the proximal head.
The animation shows system components, taking biopsies with the SpyBite™ Biopsy forceps and fragmenting stones using EHL or holmium laser therapy under direct visualization.
Set-up and Use Tutorials
This video tutorial is particularly useful for the initial set-up of the SpyGlass DS Digital Controller.
Articles and Guides