The Reddick Scoop Tip Catheter for laparoscopic cholangiography features a scoop tip curved introducer and ribbed balloon design for stable catheter placement without clamping. It is used to inject dye into the cystic duct during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, in which the gall bladder is dissected and removed. Ribbed balloon anchors catheter without clamping. Scoop tip curved introducer is bendable for introduction and placement. Radiopaque marker for identification of balloon under flouro and x-ray. Larger ID at distal tip to improve flow and decrease pressure during dye injection. Depth marks of 1 cm and 2 cm. Needle introducer option available for percutaneous introduction through additional port. Non-radiopaque plastic does not require repositioning. Silicone cap prevents gas leakage. The catheter is firmly anchored within the cystic duct without clamping. Migration upon inflation is reduced as the interior of the duct or valves grip around the balloon ribs. The duct distends as the balloon inflates, allowing visual confirmation of catheter tip location and anatomy. After the cholangiogram, duct stones can be removed by advancing the balloon into the common duct.
- Application: : diagnostic, cholangiography