stent

(redirected from esophageal stent)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Self-expandable esophageal stent loaded with 125I seeds: Initial experience in patients with advanced esophageal cancer.
According to the company, the WallFlex Esophageal Stent will provide luminal patency in the presence of strictures or tumors.
The WallFlex Partially Covered Esophageal Stent was cleared by the FDA and received CE Mark in 2008.
The Endoscopic Suturing Registry will provide real-world evidence related to the safety and efficacy of a number of flexible endoscopic suturing enabled procedures, including the revisions of patients after a failed bariatric surgery and the fixation of esophageal stents to prevent migration, while collecting data usage on other procedures currently in practice.
Major updates include advanced techniques such as the endoscopic pancreato-cholangiography, esophageal stenting with removable and biodegradable esophageal stents, and pancreatic cysto-gastrostomy, among others.
He then referred to the use of self expanding esophageal stents which can be an option in refractory acute variceal bleeding.