The FTRD® Colonic system is a fast, transluminal, minimally invasive technique for diagnostic and therapeutic full-thickness resection via the flexible endoscope in the colon and rectum.
The technology is based on the well-established OTSC system, enabling the surgeon to resect all the layers of suitable lesions including the serosa. The design of the FTRD system ensures that the transection of the tissue happens only after the defect has been closed completely. At no time will the abdominal cavity and bowel lumen be in contact.
Drawing from the success of the established FTRD Colonic system, FTRD is now available to treat lesions in the upper GI tract.
For an easier and safer insertion of the system into the upper GI tract (passage of esophagus and pylorus) the FTRD Gastroduodenal set is delivered with an insertion balloon and guide wire.
The FTRD Gastroduodenal can be used for the following indications:
Full-thickness resection of colonic lesions with FTRD is feasible, safe and effective with 88.3% technical success and no significant complications, making FTRD a reasonable alternative to surgery.¹²³
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