The Cardia-Umbrella-Stent by MICRO-TECH is a specially designed stent perfectly tailored to the challenging anatomical diagnosis of the cardia. Its unique design gives the stent extremely high positional stability and prevents its migration in both the gastric and oral directions. Since the lower oesophageal sphincter lies between the bulbous section and the distal end of the stent we have implemented a special feature which is an “opened umbrella” type shape to facilitate this anatomical challenge. Furthermore, the stent does not protrude into the stomach as a result of this umbrella-shaped design, ending directly behind the oesophageal gastric junction. The risk of pressure necrosis is thus significantly reduced and any potential patient discomfort is decreased.
FOR A PERFECT HOLD IN THE CARDIA AREA
- Unique umbrella design
- Nitinol mesh with atraumatic ends
- Excellent positional stability
- High radial force
- Resistant and elastic covering
- Fully covered stents available
- High radiopacity
- Extraction threads for removal and repositioning
- Guide wire-compatible up to 0.035 inches
SUCCESSFUL IN PRACTICAL USE
The inverse view from the stomach of the distal end of the stent shows how the umbrella end clings to the gastric mucosa directly behind the cardia without protruding into the stomach. From the perspective of the oesophagus into the stent, the bulge before the cardia and the shaping of the stent in the area of the cardia can be clearly distinguished. Both guarantee excellent positional stability for the stent.
Inverted view of the stomach showing the umbrella end
View into the released stent (oesophagus)
KEEPS ITS PROMISES
Together with the high radial force, the spherical proximal end and the complete covering, the innovative umbrella design guarantees ideal hold in the area of the cardia. Radiopaque markers in prominent positions ease the placement of the stent under radiological view.