The optically fully-integrated rigid "TEXAS" Bronchoscope was developed in cooperation with Dr. Garrett Walsh*. This instrument is used for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, for interventions such as biopsy, tumor resection, removal of foreign bodies, and insertion or removal of stents.
The key factor with these techniques is to ensure that the working channel of the bronchoscope is as large as possible. This enables various forceps and instruments to be easily introduced synchronously or alone.
Intubation has also been frequently problematic with the rigid bronchoscope tube. An integrated, optical view now makes introducing the bronchoscope significantly easier. The integrated endoscope is well protected with separate channels for telescope and instruments.
- Optimum view through the endoscope integrated in the bronchoscope tube
- 360° all-round view through the fenestrated beak-shaped sheath tip at the distal end of the bronchoscope tube
- Intubation is made significantly easier with the permanent view
- The integrated irrigation channel means that the distal lens of the endoscope can be irrigated during an operation if it becomes soiled with secretions or blood
- The entire inner lumen is free from any obstructions because the endoscope with the integrated light guide is positioned in a recess specifically designed for this purpose (large working channel)
- Compatible with all forceps intended for this purpose and for combined application (rigid and flexible working) with the flexible bronchoscope
- Ideally suited to interventional applications such as e.g. placement of bronchial stents
- Easy changeover between different bronchoscope tubes
* Dr. Garrett Walsh, Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX