Ovesco Endoscopy AG is a medical device company operating in the fields of flexible endoscopy and endoluminal surgery.
The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease.
Innovative endoscopic clipping systems are Ovesco’s hallmark. The OTSC – Over-The-Scope Clip is
Ovesco’s product platform for the treatment of gastrointestinal hemorrhage and for endoscopic digestive organ wall closure.
OTSC as successful treatment of massively bleeding jejunal varix, which had resisted previous interventions
S Kothari, T Kothari and V Kaul of the Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, USA presented a case of successful treatment of massive gastrointestinal bleeding from a jejunal varix with OTSC after several other treatment options had failed.
The authors deem the OTSC device a major advance in endoscopic management of high-risk patients in a variety of challenging clinical settings, especially in case of poor candidates for surgical intervention. They also note that endoscopic perforation management with the OTSC clip may avoid the cost and morbidity of surgery and other interventions.
Statement by Ovesco Endoscopy: the treatment of jejunal varix hemorrhage is not a common indication for the use of OTSC and there is limited experience with such application.
Case Study: Control of actively bleeding jejunal varix with OTSC (PDF)