With the introduction of the first single-operator cholangioscopy system in 2007 (SpyGlass™ System), peroral cholangioscopy has become a well-established procedure throughout the world. In 2015, Boston Scientific introduced the SpyGlass DS System incorporating digital imaging, a wider field of view and a simpler ‘plug and play’ set-up.
This web page is intended to provide an online venue to share clinical data, case studies and perspectives on cholangioscopy from experts in the field to educate other physicians.
Presentations on Digital Cholangioscopy
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.
Neil Sharma, MD, gives an overview of Cholangiocarcinoma and how it is the 2nd most common primary liver malignancy.
Video Case Studies
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.
This animation includes an overview of the new SpyGlass DS System components, a demonstration of the new digital system taking targeted biopsies with the miniature SpyBite: SpyBite™ Biopsy forceps as well as targeting large stones for fragmentation using
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
ENDO-348206-AA October 2015