Single Operator Cholangioscopy

  • Shyam MenonEmail author
  • Venkata Lekharaju
  • Christopher Wadsworth
  • Laura Dwyer
  • Richard Sturgess


Boston Scientific (Boston Scientific Corporation, USA) developed a fibreoptic cholangioscopy platform in 2007 called SpyGlass™ that revolutionized single operator cholangioscopy. This system included a cholangioscopy catheter that could be introduced through the working channel of a duodenoscope and disposable devices that could be introduced through an instrumentation channel on the cholangioscope. The fibreoptic system was upgraded to a digital SpyGlass™ DS. The SpyGlass™ DS and DS II systems represent a significant improvement in image resolution in comparison to the legacy fibreoptic system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shyam Menon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Venkata Lekharaju
    • 2
  • Christopher Wadsworth
    • 3
  • Laura Dwyer
    • 4
  • Richard Sturgess
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, New Cross HospitalThe Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS TrustWolverhamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Gastroenterology, Arrowe Park HospitalWirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation TrustWirralUK
  3. 3.Department of Gastroenterology, Hammersmith HospitalImperial College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of GastroenterologyAintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustLiverpoolUK

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