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stent

Medicine a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis
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Palmaz markets products through brand Palmaz Stent an expandable intravascular stent.
Bloomington, USA; Palmaz stent, Johnson & Johnson, Warren, USA; Wallstent, Boston Scientific, Natrick, USA).
10] reported the interventional radiological therapy of HP by implantation of an uncoated metal Palmaz stent across the aneurysmal segment of splenic artery.