The BougieCap allows direct visual control during the dilation so the tension on the tissue is visible while passing the stenosis with the cap, thereby avoiding overstretching. Moreover, the procedure time is reduced due to less instrument change. The evaluation can be done directly after the bougienage thanks to the visualisation achieved with the transparent BougieCap.
Caps are available in a range of sizes (Ø 10-12-14-16-mm) and can be attached onto the endoscope.
The distal end of the cap has three holes: two of them (lateral) for air insufflation and suction and one (centre) for the insertion of a guide wire.