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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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However, the efficacy of the radiotherapy was poor, and we decided to leave the airway stent. Although the silicone stent caused retention of secretions, the patient refused to undergo replacement with a bare-metal stent.
New tubular bioabsorbable knitted airway stent: Feasibility assessment for delivery and deployment in a dog model.
Airway stent therapy is being used by hospitals, especially in the case of lung cancer diagnosed at a later stage in order to open the airway blocked by a tumor.
(20.) Saad, C., Murthy, S., Krizmanich, G., Metha, A., "Self-expandable Metallic Airway Stents and Flexible Bronchoscopy: Long-term Outcomes Analysis", Chest, vol.
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