Clin Endosc.  2022 Mar;55(2):191-196. 10.5946/ce.2021.075.

Single Use (disposable) Duodenoscope: Recent Development and Future

  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
  • 2Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic., Cleveland, OH, USA


Unlike simple forward-viewing endoscopes such as gastroscope or colonoscope, duodenoscope houses much more complex design to fulfil its function. This design differences leave duodenoscopes more prone to contamination from inadequate disinfection process and potential dissemination of pathogens. Recent reports on dissemination of infection through the duodenoscope mandated an overhaul of duodenoscope utilization including development of a disposable duodenoscope. This article reviews the current state of disposable duodenoscope development, including reported early efficacy as well as its future direction and utilization.


Disposable equipment; Duodenoscopes; Infectious disease transmission


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