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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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What remains unclear, however, is the late failure rate of endoluminal stent grafts.
Endologix's Powerlink System is an endoluminal stent graft (ELG) for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
Nasdaq:ELGX), developer and manufacturer of the Powerlink[R] System endoluminal stent graft (ELG) for the minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008.