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a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis

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The placement of covered stents and embolization are two popular approaches to managing RAAs endovascularly.
The advantage of the WallFlex Esophageal Fully Covered Stent is its ease of use and now removability, which allows me to treat patients with refractory benign strictures," said Peter D.
Figs 4 and 5 are images showing a bare metal stent and covered stent grafts (Viabahn), respectively.
Although stent placement in patients with benign and malignant disease remains controversial, (18,27,28) rigid application of aggressive resuscitation is not always appropriate and, when it is not, may be replaced by covered stent placement and/or compassionate support.
The WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent has proved effective in the management of malignant biliary strictures, and I'm pleased that physicians in Europe and other CE Mark countries can now use this stent to treat benign biliary strictures," said Professor Jacques Deviere, M.
AneuGraft(R) Pericardium Covered Stent is especially suitable for patients with tortuous vessels where other covered stents may not be adequate for use due to limitations resulting from tortuous anatomy" said Efri Argaman ITGI Medical CEO.
Endovascular approaches to excluding the aneurysm sac with covered stent grafts have been described in the literature; however, the durability of such repairs is yet to be determined and may be a problem in the long term because the stent graft will be in an area that undergoes repetitive trauma with walking and sitting (11, 12).
In this report, a child with discrete CoA who had diagnosed suba-tretic coarctation and successfully treated with wire perforation of luminal obstruction followed covered stent implantation is presented.
To attempt endovascular repair, an operative approach to the brachial artery preceded retrograde insertion of a 6cm long, 8mm thick Fluency nitinol self-expanding PTFE covered stent (Bard).
NATICK, Massachusetts and DUSSELDORF, Germany, January 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical trial to evaluate its WallFlex(R) Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures.
ET at the TCT 2014 Innovation Session: Late Breaking Early Human Clinical Studies under the title "Evaluation of a PET Mesh Covered Stent in Patients with Carotid Artery Disease: Results of the First in Man CARENET Trial.
A study by Dolmatch et al highlighted the versatility of covered stent use in the treatment of dysfunctional access: they treated a myriad of problems with the Fluency stent graft with a high rate of technical success and a low rate of complications (3).
The stents' progressive-step, flared ends are designed to reduce the risk of migration and may assist in anchoring the fully covered stent within the esophageal lumen.