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stent
top: A balloon catheter with a stent is inserted into a clogged artery.center: The balloon is inflated, expanding the stent.bottom: The stent is placed and the balloon catheter removed, keeping the artery open.

stent

 (stĕnt)
n.
1. A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
2. A short tubular device made of wire mesh or fabric that is placed permanently in an anatomical passage, usually an artery during angioplasty, to keep it open after occlusion.

[After Charles R. Stent (1845-1901), British dentist.]

stent

(stɛnt)
n
(Surgery) med 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
[C19: after Charles Stent (1807–85), English dentist]

stent

(stɛnt)
n.
Med. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part.
[1960–65; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stent - a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
Translations

stent

n stent m; malla cilíndrica para mantener abierto un conducto, una arteria o una vena; bare-metal — stent de metal desnudo; drug-eluting — stent liberador de fármaco(s)
References in classic literature ?
Stent was giving directions in a clear, high- pitched voice.
Stents can be cleared, but the only approved treatment for keeping a bare-metal stent from clogging again is the application of radiation directly inside the blood vessel.
We retrospectively evaluated 12 patients who had received a frontal sinus stent that had been placed to keep the FSOT open (table 2).
Once known mainly as balloon angioplasty, the latter procedure involves snaking an inflatable catheter through a small incision to open the vessel from inside and then inserting a mesh cylinder called a stent to keep the artery open.
Inserting a balloon into an artery, inflating the balloon, and installing a stent traumatize the inner reaches of a blood vessel.
If we had the promise of a stent with a low risk of restenosis, we could treat difficult atherosclerotic lesions more confidently and probably send fewer people to bypass surgery," notes Alan Heldman of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
The results indicate that among heart patients treated with the drug, those receiving a stent are less likely to die during the following year than are patients treated with angioplasty.