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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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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  • This morning, we deployed what we call a stent in Mr. Cheney's diagonal artery.
  • Short version: yes, stent is out, I have antibiotics for three days, just to be safe ... but it's over.
  • A stent is a mesh tube that props the blood vessel open.
  • A stent is a wire-mesh tube that props the blood vessel open. for more
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