The Pedi-Endo Pacifier™ is used to perform flexible
esophagoscopy or bronchoscopy while an infant or
toddler is sucking on, or feeding through, the pacifier. It
is designed to quiet and calm a child before and during
oral flexible endoscopy.
The Pedi-Endo Pacifier™ is designed to allow feeding
through or sucking on, a pacifier-type device while
the physician passes a 4.5mm endoscope. The pacifier
has a larger than normal external cap which facilitates
handling, stabilizing, and passing the scope with minimal
disruption to the child. Distally, the bulb incorporates
an opening which forms a seal at the endoscope’s entry
point into the oral cavity when the scope is in place.
A separate channel with a luer-lock syringe adapter
allows the introduction of dye or formula for swallowing
evaluations. The shaft of the endoscope is lubricated
with either mineral spirits or a recommended lubricant
to facilitate the introduction through the silicone pacifier
into the oral cavity.