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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.]
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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]
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stent

(stɛnt)
n.
Med. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part.
[1960–65; orig. uncertain]
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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
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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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self-expanding stent placement wherein lesion recoil has occurred.
analyzed the deployment of a self-expanding stent inside an artery by FEA, and the results could be used to assess the impact of the stent on the artery and the influence of the artery on the deformation field within the stent [12].
It is a nitinol supported flexible, self-expanding stent graft made of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene.
Over the past decade, intracranial percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS), including the use of balloon-mounted stent or self-expanding stent, has increasingly been used in clinical practice all around the world [7-9].
Afterwards, and to manage the dissection, a 6 x 30 mm self-expanding stent was placed in the proximal brachial artery and a 6 x 60 mm self-expanding stent was placed in the axillary artery.
PTFE offers a versatile covering option for balloon and self-expanding stent systems.
The clinical use of distal embolic protection devices and special tools for self-expanding stent has enabled CAS to be increasingly applied in treating high-risk carotid stenosis.
18 -- Following the success of BIOTRONIK's Pulsar-18 0.018"/4F-platform self-expanding stent system, the company has now introduced its Pulsar stent technology in a 0.035"/6F platform.
In this study, angioplasty alone was compared to the Lifestent self-expanding stent (Bard Peripheral Vascular, Tempe, AZ, USA).
The other patients in the study received an intervention of a self-expanding stent that widens a major artery in the brain and facilitates blood flow.
(7) Although permanent application of a self-expanding stent to relieve extrinsic compression of a left main bronchus by an aortic aneurysm in this context is a high risk procedure, it can have a role in certain patients.