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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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Building on the best of Boston Scientific's industry-leading stents, the expanded indication for the WallFlex Esophageal Fully Covered Stent demonstrates our commitment to physician needs and dedication to improving patient outcomes," said David Pierce, president, Endoscopy, Boston Scientific.
The use of covered stent technology is attractive, especially in areas that are difficult to access, including zone 1 and zone 3 of the neck (Appendix A).
The mortality rates for conservative medical therapy (12 patients), conservative surgical therapy (7 patients), and aggressive endoscopic placement of covered stents (5 patients) were 33, 43, and 40%, respectively (Table 1).
The covered stents have a silicone polymer Permalume(R) coating designed to reduce the potential for tumor/tissue ingrowth, and an integrated retrieval loop for removing or repositioning the stent in the event of incorrect placement during the initial procedure or for removal up to 12 months following initial placement in benign strictures for the fully covered stents.
AneuGraft (R) is a unique stent, second in a series of heterologous tissue covered stents, designed to set a barrier between the blood vessel wall and its lumen.
Management of persistent sciatic artery embolization to the lower extremity using covered stent through a transgluteal approach.
Covered stents for injuries of subclavian and axillary arteries.
We are pleased to have enrolled the first patient in this important trial to assess the WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent as a potential option for the treatment of benign biliary strictures," said Professor Neuhaus.
The 50 percent decrease in the incidence of new ischemic lesions as compared to traditional carotid non-mesh covered stents was impressive.
Successful endovascular treatment of a hemodialysis graft pseudoaneurysm by covered stent and direct percutaneous thrombin injection.
The GORE([R]) VIATORR([R]) TIPS Endoprosthesis is the only covered stent that is indicated for TIPS creation and revision.