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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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Metallic esophageal stents function to expand the esophagus.
There appears to be a protective role for esophageal stent insertion 1 to 2 weeks after TEVAR.
Parikh, "Gastrocolic fistula after re-sleeve gastrectomy: outcomes after esophageal stent implantation," Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, vol.
Self-expandable metal stent (WallFlex Fully Covered Esophageal Stents, Boston Scientific, Natick, Mass.) was used in this case series.
An esophageal stent or prosthesis is a polyvinyl or wire mesh tube that is inserted into the esophagus and left in place to maintain an opening through the stricture.
Self-expandable esophageal stent loaded with 125I seeds: Initial experience in patients with advanced esophageal cancer.
Increased PET activity is appreciated within the lower esophagus, surrounding the esophageal stent. (c) Enlarging lesion in the right lobe of the thyroid (arrow) with increased PET activity compared to the remainder of the gland.
According to the company, the WallFlex Esophageal Stent will provide luminal patency in the presence of strictures or tumors.
M2 PHARMA-February 17, 2014-Boston Scientific Corporation passes CE mark for WallFlex Esophageal Stent for treating refractory benign esophageal strictures
Thomassin et al., "Esophago-bronchial fistula after repair of esophageal atresia: healing by placement of an esophageal stent," Archives de Pediatrie, vol.
An 18x20-mm esophageal stent (Cook Evolution fully covered stent) was advanced to the stomach with the help of previously placed guide wire under fluoroscopic visualization (Figure 1), 18-20-mm balloon dilator was inserted through the stent, and dilation was performed.