New Endobiliary Stent From Cook Surgical Eliminates Need for External Drains
May 8, 2003
Bloomington, Ind. – The new Fanelli Laparoscopic Endobiliary Stent Set from Cook Surgical, a division of Cook Incorporated, provides fast, cost-efficient laparoscopic endobiliary stent placement that eliminates the need for external tubes and drains following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
The high-performance Fanelli Stent Set protects ductal closures and limits the risk of bile leakage. Contrast media can be injected throughout the stent placement procedure, even while the wire guide remains in place, using the sideport. Stent placement does not require choledochotomy.
Under fluoroscopy, four integrated radiopaque markers ensure visual confirmation of stent positioning. The markers also confirm proper stent deployment by indicating when the delivery system has cleared the stent and can be withdrawn.
The Fanelli stent is fixed to the delivery mechanism for perfect positioning until it is deployed. To document stent placement, the advanced Fanelli design also allows the user to perform a completion cholangiogram.
With international headquarters in Bloomington, Ind., privately held COOK® (www.cookgroup.com) is a leading designer, manufacturer and global distributor of minimally invasive medical device technology for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Since its founding in 1963, Cook has created innovative technologies for stents and stent-grafts, catheters, wire guides, introducer needles and sheaths, embolization coils, medical biomaterials, vena cava filters, implanted cardiac lead extraction equipment and other minimally invasive medical devices.