Cook Medical launches SialoCath salivary duct catheter

Specialist device for use on patients with obstructive salivary gland disorders

The new SialoCath salivary duct catheter

Clinicians who treat obstructive salivary gland disorders now have the option of a specialised catheter designed to irrigate the salivary duct and flush out stone fragments.

Cook Medical’s SialoCath Salivary Duct Catheter is a flexible, soft-tipped, single-lumen catheter indicated for use in the submandibular or parotid glands. It can be inserted into a salivary duct over a wire guide or through a Kolenda Introducer Sheath.

“SialoCath provides clinicians with a minimally-invasive tool for treating patients during in-office or surgical sialendoscopy procedures,” said Thomas Cherry, global leader of Cook’s otolaryngology/head and neck Surgery clinical division.

“The development of this catheter is part of Cook’s long-standing commitment to creating innovative devices that fulfil clinical needs.”

SialoCath is one device in a growing suite of Cook Medical sialendoscopy access and interventional tools that are now available to clinicians in the UK.