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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)
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15] In developed countries, silicone stent was the most commonly used airway stent for benign airway stenosis; however, in China, due to economic and technique reasons, silicone stent insertion (including T tube) was used much less (19/392, 4.
However, the efficacy of the radiotherapy was poor, and we decided to leave the airway stent.
Finally, NSCIT was found to be ineffective in patients with airway collapse or malacia, where surgery or airway stent implantation is still recommended.

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