stent

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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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Because the therapeutic effect of airway stents is limited, the use of medications should be considered to inhibit airway scar tissue hyperplasia in such patients.
Clinical Outcomes With Airway Stents for Proximal Versus Distal Malignant Tracheobronchial Obstructions", Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.

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