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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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Predictably, the technical improvements in stent design, including retrievability and absorbability, would result in airway stent placement expanding in its indications in benign diseases.
However, we suggest the placement of a bare-metal stent because of its benefits during expectoration in patients requiring an airway stent.
However, this approach is ineffective when treating patients with airway collapse or malacia, and either surgery or airway stent implantation is still recommended in such cases.
Self-expandable Metallic Airway Stents and Flexible Bronchoscopy: Long-term Outcomes Analysis", Chest, vol.
sup][16],[17],[18] Although patients with malignancy usually have a low-performance status when stents are applied as palliative treatment, a long-term local therapy through airway stents for these patients is welcomed.
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