The new duct catheter is a flexible, soft-tipped and single-lumen catheter, designed for use in the submandibular or parotid glands.

According to Cook Medical, the catheter can be introduced into a salivary duct over a wire guide or through a Kolenda Introducer Sheath.

Cook Medical otolaryngology/head & neck surgery (OHNS) clinical division global leader Thomas Cherry said: "SialoCath provides physicians with a minimally invasive tool for treating patients during in-office or surgical sialendoscopy procedures.

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

SialoCath, which is part of the firm’s sialendoscopy access and interventional tools, is said to be available for physicians in the US, Canada and select European markets.

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