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Greater convenience and safety with FiAPC® probes

For the use of APC in Pulmonology, we recommend the FiAPC® probe - the probe with the integrated membrane filter.

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Comfort and Safety

 

   Excellent ignition properties

   Reduced risk of cross-contamination

 

 

   No ignition and functional tests required

   Plug and Play enables simplified handling

APC Modes

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Beam Forms

FiAPC® probes are available in various versions (varying lengths and diameters) with axial, lateral and circular openings for the plasma beam.

 

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Membrane Filter

A membrane filter prevents possible contamination of the APC device through the reflux of blood or secretions. The filter and the connecting cable are firmly integrated in the APC probe. Plug and play is supported by instrument detection.

 

Clinical Applications

Argon plasma coagulation (APC) is applied in the lung to coagulate benign and malignant tissue changes and is considered a safe procedure to ablate tissue and to control bleeding.

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Bleeding Management

APC as a non-contact method can be used to control bleeding to coagulate the desired target area. The treatment of hemoptysis and the control of bleeding from tumors are described as safe and effective. Bleeding control is considered as the best indication for flexible APC in the lung.

 

 

 

 


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successful bleeding control in a group of 56 patients

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118

(out of 119)

patients. Successful bleeding control was possible using flexible technique.

 

Ablation

Through ablation with APC, the target tissue is coagulated using the non-contact method. The treatment of superficial squamous cell carcinomas with few cell layers is described. One of the advantages described is the ability to quickly devitalize large areas with low depth effect.

 

 

 

 

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Recanalization

Endobronchial malignant and benign tumors can be recanalized using flexible APC applications.

Other described applications include:
☑ Recanalization of occluded stents
☑ Treatment of fistula conditioning before fibrin adhesion
☑ Removal of granulation tissue
☑ Treatment of scarring stenoses

APC is used to initially ablate the Tumors.

 

 

 


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tumor reduction due to dessication causing
tissue shrinkage

 

 

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of the cases the combination of APC with mechanical extraction leads to successful and complete recanalization

 

 

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Application videos

 

Bleeding management after endobronchial recanalization with flexible FiAPC® probe 1500 A

 

Recanalization of endobronchial tumor with APC 2

 

Hemostasis of tracheobronchial bleeding with APC 2

 

Removal of a lung tumor with monopolar snare, flexible single-use cryoprobe and APC

APC Modes

Different APC modes are available. They differ based on their characteristics and can be adjusted depending on the methods and desired tissue effect. Thus, pulsed APC® with Effect 1 supports a stepwise technique, while pulsedAPC® with Effect 2 and forcedAPC enable a continuous technique.

 

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This mode for argon plasma coagulation continuously transmits electrical energy to the target tissue.

There, it produces effective coagulation by desiccation of the tissue. The depth effect is limited by rapid desiccation of the tissue.

 

 

pulsedAPC®

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This APC mode transmits the electrical energy with a pulsing on/off activation of the argon beam. pulsedAPC® provides a slow (Effect 1) and fast (Effect 2) mode.

 

 

Principles of APC

What is argon plasma coagulation (APC) and how does it work? This video explains the principle
and the tissue effects of APC.

 

Pulmonology workstation

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