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Rotatable Sphincterotome

A rotatable sphincterotome is a variation of the traditional sphincterotome used in endoscopic procedures, particularly in the context of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This specialized instrument is designed with a feature that allows the distal end, where the cutting mechanism is located, to be rotated. This rotatable aspect enhances the flexibility and maneuverability of the sphincterotome during the procedure. Rotatable sphincterotome is used for cannulation of the ductal system and for sphincterotomy, if preloaded, also aids ERCP operation in the stenosis of bile duct difficult stricture.

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Features of Rotatable Sphincterotome

  • Tapered tip of the sphinctertome enables easy cannulation.

  • Insulating coating minimizes the risk of tissue damage as well as endoscopic contact.

  • Pre-curved tip assists cannulation efficiency and reduce operation time.

  • Colored markers for precise positioning under endoscopic view.

  • Double lumen and triple lumen sphincterotome are both available.

  • Preloaded with 0.035" LeadCross.

  • 360° 1:1 rotation facilitates cannulation.

Specification of Rotatable Sphincterotome

Rotatable Sphincterotome

StructureTip Length
Cutting Length
Working Length
Compatible GuidewireMinimum Working Channel (mm)Unit/Box



Rotatable Sphincterotome (Preassembled with Guidewire)

REFStructureCatheterTip  Length
Cutting wire Length
Minimum Working Channel (mm)Guide WireUnit/Box
StandardOuter Diam.
Diam.    (inch)Length  (mm)Tip ShapeHardness
RST0425NGW02063-lumen2.419004252.80.0354500StraightNormal Stiff1
RST0425NGW02303-lumen2.419004250.0354500Super Stiff

Comparison Between a Rotatable Sphincterotome and a Conventional Sphincterotome

The conventional sphincterotome consists of a metal wire with insulating coating, with the distal 20–30 mm of wire exposed, and a short radio-opaque, tapered tip. Cannulation is usually attempted with a sphincterotome at present time. The conventional sphincterotome is designed to perform sphincterotomy at the 12 o'clock orientation, while a rotatable sphincterotome for ERCP in B-II patients or when cannulation/therapeutic interventions entails orientation other than the standard 11–1 o'clock position.

Benefits of Using a Rotatable Sphincterotome in Medical Procedures

1. Enhanced Precision

The Rotatable Sphincterotome offers unparalleled precision during medical procedures. Its rotatable tip allows healthcare professionals to make controlled incisions with a high degree of accuracy. This precision is particularly crucial in delicate interventions, such as sphincterotomy, where accuracy is paramount.


2. Improved Maneuverability

One of the standout advantages of the Rotatable Sphincterotome is its superior maneuverability. The rotatable tip allows for dynamic adjustments during procedures, facilitating smooth navigation through complex anatomical structures. This enhanced maneuverability is especially beneficial in endoscopic interventions where accessibility is a challenge.


3. Reduced Complication Risks

The design of the Rotatable Sphincterotome contributes to a reduction in the risk of complications during medical procedures. The precise control and flexibility provided by the rotatable tip minimize the likelihood of unintended tissue damage or other adverse outcomes. This benefit is particularly significant in interventions where minimizing complications is a primary concern.


4. Versatility in Applications

The Rotatable Sphincterotome's versatility makes it a valuable tool across various medical applications. Its adaptability in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures, including sphincterotomy for stone extraction and stent placement, underscores its utility in diverse therapeutic interventions within the hepatobiliary system.


5. Time Efficiency

Utilizing the Rotatable Sphincterotome can lead to time savings during medical procedures. The enhanced precision and maneuverability translate into a more efficient workflow for healthcare professionals. The ability to perform procedures with greater accuracy in less time is a significant advantage in a clinical setting.

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1st & 2nd Floor, 10 Building, 18 Huashan Rd., Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China
+86 519 8515 0730