The Habib™ EndoHPB is a novel endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency (RF) probe developed to ablate tissue in the gastro-intestinal tract. This RF catheter can be used by the endoscopist for tumours in the bile duct and head of pancreas. It allows partial destruction of the tumour prior to stent insertion, which can result in longer stent patency by delaying tumour growth, and can also be used to clear obstructed metal stents.
Kallis Y, Phillips N, Steel A, Kaltsidis H, Vlavianos P, Habib N, Westaby D. Analysis of Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Biliary Malignant Strictures in Pancreatic Cancer Suggests Potential Survival Benefit. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2015;60(11):3449-55.
Sharaiha RZ, Natiov N, Glockenberg KS, Widmer J, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M. Impact of Radiofrequency Ablation on Malignant Biliary Strictures: Results of a Collaborative Registry. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2015;60(7):2164-9.
Strand DS, Cosgrove ND, Patrie JT, Cox DG, Bauer TW, Adams RB, Mann JA, Sauer BG, Shami VM, Wang AY. ERCP-directed radiofrequency ablation and photodynamic therapy are associated with comparable survival in the treatment of unresectable cholangiocarcinoma. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2014;80(5):794-804.
Dolak W, Shreiber F, Schwaighofer H, Gschwantler M, Plieschnegger W, Ziachehabi A, Mayer A, Kramer L, Kopecky A, Schrutka-Kolbl C, Wolkersdorfer G, Madl C, Berr F, Trauner M, Puspok A. Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for malignant biliary obstruction: a nationwide retrospective study of 84 consecutive applications. Surgical Endoscopy 2014;28(3):854-60.
Steel AW, Postgate AJ, Khorsandi SE, Nicholls J, Jiao L, Valvianos P, Habib N, Westaby D. Endoscopically applied radiofrequency ablation appears to be safe in the treatment of malignant biliary obstruction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011;73(1):149-153.
Monga A, Gupta R, Ramchamdani M, Rao GV, Santosh, D Reddy N. Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation of cholangiocarcinoma: a new palliative treatment modality. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011;20/10:1-3.
Itoi T, Isayama H, Sofuni A, Itokawa F, Tamura M, Watanabe Y, Moriyasu F, Kahaleh M, Habib N, Nagao T, Yokoyama T, Kasuya K, Kawakami H. Evaluation of the effects of a novel endoscopically applied radiofrequency ablation biliary catheter using an ex-vivo pig liver. Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences, 2011: Published Online 25 October 2011: 1-5.
The HabibTM EndoHPB can be used with a range of commonly available RF generators. The purchase of a corresponding adaptor cable is required.
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