Experience with the new 4-way, 5.5-mm ultrathin endoscope

A case series

Deepak Agrawal, Richard C K Wong, Gerard Isenberg, Ashley Faulx, Amitabh Chak

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Background and Study Aims: Use of ultrathin (ut) endoscopes is sometimes limited by their design (outer diameter, tip angulation and image quality). New ut-endoscopes are being designed to address these limitations. A new utendoscope, XGIF-PV70N5 (Olympus America Inc.), with an outer diameter of 5.5 mm, 4-way angulation and narrow band imaging has recently been introduced. In this study, we report our subjective experience with this prototype ut-endoscope and discuss the practical uses of its new features. Patients and Methods: In this prospective case series, ut-endoscopy was performed on selected patients scheduled for endoscopy at a tertiary referral center. Results: Ut-endoscopy was successfully performed on 15 patients with varied indications. The 4-way angulation proved advantageous but not necessary. Narrow band imaging was not very useful in this group of patients. The image quality was satisfactory. Conclusions: The prototype ut-endoscope can be used for a broad range of indications. The 4-way angulation may prove advantageous in specific situations and the role of narrow-band imaging remains to be defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-914
Number of pages6
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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Keywords

  • Cholangioscopy
  • Small caliber endoscope
  • Ultrathin endoscopy
  • Unsedated endoscopy

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Physiology

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Experience with the new 4-way, 5.5-mm ultrathin endoscope : A case series. / Agrawal, Deepak; Wong, Richard C K; Isenberg, Gerard; Faulx, Ashley; Chak, Amitabh.

In: Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Vol. 56, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 909-914.

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Agrawal, Deepak ; Wong, Richard C K ; Isenberg, Gerard ; Faulx, Ashley ; Chak, Amitabh. / Experience with the new 4-way, 5.5-mm ultrathin endoscope : A case series. In: Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 56, No. 3. pp. 909-914.
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