The flexible single-use cryoprobes are available in various sizes. Providing broad compatibility for various clinical applications such as tissue devitalization and extraction of foreign bodies, mucous plugs, blood clots, necrotic tissue, tissue tumors (recanalization) and tissue biopsies.1
The miniaturized 1.1 mm and 1.7 mm probes enable enhanced clinical utility and compatibility.5 The 2.4 mm probe supports applications with an optimized tip design and maximum freezing performance.3
The ERBECRYO® 2 is the next generation of Erbe cryo units and was designed with a focus on improved reproducibility for state-of-the-art flexible cryo applications. Several new features support ease-of-use and enhance the technical and clinical performance.
The ERBECRYO® 2 can be combined on one cart with our electrosurgical and APC devices. This multi-modular system supports handling convenience and space-saving and facilitates multiple applications in interventional pulmonology.
The COLDICE study compares the diagnostic yield of SLB (surgical lung biopsy) with TBLC (transbronchial lung cryobiopsy) in 65 patients. In patients whose diagnosis was definite or could be made with a high degree of certainty, the results of SLB and TBLC were in 95% agreement after multidisciplinary discussion.
However, SLB is associated with significant complications (including postoperative pneumothorax, pneumonia and respiratory failure) and a high procedural mortality rate of 1.7%. Therefore, TBLC, with a procedural mortality of only 0.2%, was described in more detail in the CHEST Guideline and Expert panel report (2019) by Maldonado et al.
Read more about the study at Medical Insight.
Further applications in pulmonology can be found at Medical Videos.
Our flexible cryosurgical technology has been used in medicine for more than two decades. It is developing more and more into a leading technology for therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Now our new flexible cryoprobes for single use are available in different sizes.
Using cryoprobes, pneumologists can work very successfully in treating respiratory diseases. The probes can be used for various applications:
Cryoextraction makes it possible to remove not only foreign bodies, but also mucus plugs, blood clots, necrotic tissue, tissue tumors (recanalization) and biopsy material. With cryodevitalization, tissue can be destroyed by extreme cold.
The new 1.1-mm probe and the oversheath make it possible to leave the bronchoscope inserted at the target area for cryobiopsies. This enables continuous monitoring. The probe and biopsy material pass through the oversheath, which protects the biopsy material, thereby maintaining the high quality of the biopsy. This allows for shorter response times in complication management, for example in the case of bleeding.
Furthermore, the 1.1-mm cryoprobe expands compatibility and permits new applications, such as biopsies by navigation catheter or with small bronchoscopes with a working channel of just 1.2 mm.
The fact that the new flexible cryoprobes for single use do not need to be reprocessed after use saves time and money. Stable technical performance enables consistent tissue effects and thus improved standardization of flexible cryo applications.
The DGP (German respiratory congress) was well visited this year with 3800 participants.
Erbe was represented with a 30m2 booth and supported the hands-on postgraduate course for „interventional bronchoscopy“ as well as an early seminar for cryobiopsy. Besides theoretical content, participants were able to learn the practical applications and precautions of flexible cryosurgery.
The new single use cryoprobes were used for various applications on the booth and in the workshops and received a great feedback.
The pulmonology workstation was presented and appreciated with all our technologies for IP on one cart.
The new cryoprobes were showcased with great success at this year's Medica in Duesseldorf, Germany. In the Wet-Lab, the hands-on area at our stand, the probes could be tested on the model. A special focus was on the cryoprobe with a diameter of 1.1 mm and a recovery tube.
In addition, we presented our new pulmonology workstation with the VIO® 3, APC 3 and ERBECRYO® 2. All in all, we were able to record a very high visitor frequency at the Erbe stand on all days of the trade fair.
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Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) for diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILD)
Watch more videos about interventional pulmonology and ERBECRYO® 2 on our video platform www.medical-videos.com.