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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 4 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 7 radio-opaque marker bands to serve as guideposts during fluo- roscopy. Perhaps the device's greatest strength is its quick deflation time. The bal- loon deflates com- pletely in 6 seconds, or as little as half the time of some other balloon dilators, says the company. Specialized Sphincterotomes For smooth and simple access during ERCP procedures, there's Olympus's pair of new CleverCut 3 V sphincterotomes. Designed for use with Olympus's VisiGlide guidewires, these 2 wire-guided sphincterotomes have specialized cannulation tips — an oblique tip and a short bend tip — designed to facilitate cannulation. The CleverCut 3 V with the oblique tip aligns the axis of the sphincterotome with the bile duct, without unnecessary manipulation of the pancreatic duct, while the short bend tip enables a surer approach to cannulation when the scope is in a difficult position. Also, for matters of safety, each sphinc- terotome has a pre-curved tip for stable cutting and a special coating on the cutting wire's proximal end to preserve surround- ing tissue. — Bill Donahue

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