Many patients with indeterminate strictures do not get a definitive diagnosis after an ERCP procedure.
- ERCP is the only way to diagnose bile duct cancer without surgery
- Despite advances in tissue sampling methods, most patients will have to undergo repeat ERCP in order to get confirmation of malignancy (1)
Cellvizio Advantages (1-3)
- Detect more malignant strictures during ERCP procedures
- Tell patients reliably and “on the spot” that their stricture appears non-malignant
- Patient quality of care: a better informed therapeutic choice
Discover how you could start improving your ERCP procedures with pCLE and which resources are available for you :
- Frequent and high-quality training opportunities
- A strong community of leading physicians dedicated to the development of pCLE through the International Conference of Cellvizio Users
- Cellvizio.net: a complete e-learning center for Cellvizio users
- We can help you bring Cellvizio to your institution
- Frequently asked questions
1. Meining A. et al., Detection of Cholangiocarcinoma In Vivo Using Miniprobe-based confocal Fluorescence Microscopy, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2008.
2. Slivka A., Meining A. et al., Cellvizio ERCP registry, ICCU 2011, Accepted for publication in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
3. Giovannini M. et al., Results of Phase I-II study on Intraductal Confocal Microscopy in Patients with Common Bile Duct Stenosis, Surgical Endoscopy, 2011.