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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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The covered stent is available in 17 sizes, expanding treatment options and helping avoid the need for emergency coronary artery bypass grafting.
In 1999, the first covered stent was used to treat coexistent CoA and aneurysm of the aorta in a young man13.
According to the company, the covered stent is available in 17 sizes, expanding treatment options and helping avoid the need for emergency coronary artery bypass grafting.
It requires prompt and meticulous handle such as percutaneous drainage for converting the leak material to a controlled fistula and / or endoscopically intragastric covered stent placement.
(C) Fluoroscopic spot image demonstrating successful deployment of a 8x50mm Gore Viabahn self-expanding covered stent (arrow) across the left IIA orifice to further exclude the fistula and achieve hemorrhage control.
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.
Furthermore, a double-layered SEMS, consisting of an outer uncovered stent designed to reduce migration and an inner covered stent to suppress tumor ingrowth, is already on the market [12].
Huang, "Mycotic renal artery aneurysm repair with a covered stent," Acta Cardiologica Sinica, vol.
Next, a SupraCore wire (Abbot Vascular, Abbott Park, IL, USA) was placed in the right subclavian artery and a 10 x 40 mm iCAST covered stent (Atrium Medical, Hudson, NH, USA) was deployed across the neck of the pseudoaneurysm.
Paganelli, "Covered stent for closure of symptomatic plexus-like coronary fistula," International Journal of Cardiology, vol.
Spiliopoulos et al., "Endovascular treatment of an iatrogenic vertebrojugular fistula with a balloon-expandable covered stent: case report and review of the literature," Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, vol.
A covered stent graft was deployed under fluoroscopic guidance via cannulation of the right femoral artery.