Watanabe Endobronchial Spigots

EWS® — Silicone spigots for segmental and subsegmental bronchi

Watanabe Endobronchial Spigots

EWS® — Silicone spigots for segmental and subsegmental bronchi

Endobronchial Watanabe Spigots (EWS®) were developed by NOVATECH in close cooperation with Dr. Y. Watanabe, Okayama, Japan. They are made of implant-grade silicone (implantable for more than 29 days), radio-opaque, sterile and blister-packed (3 EWS per blister).

For re-expansion of the lung in case of:

  • Inoperable pneumothorax
  • Bronchio-pleural fistula with a continuous loss of air and collapse of the lung despite thoracic suction drain, when surgical intervention is not indicated
  • Continuous bleeding from a subsegmental or segmental bronchus).
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A study performed in Japan with 63 patients including 40 cases of intractable pneumothorax, 12 cases of pyothorax with fistula and 7 cases of pulmonary fistula has shown that using EWS® is safer and has more permanent results than conventional methods.

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As you may be aware, in October 2021, TRACOE Medical GmBH and Kapitex Healthcare Ltd became part of the Atos Medical Group. As we further our integrations, we wish to inform you that from 1st July 2022, we will no longer be accepting orders directly through the website. If you wish to place an order, please email us at orders.uk@atosmedical.com