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a small hollow tube, usually made of metal or plastic, that is put in the body to support and hold open a structure such as a blood vessel, bile duct, or section of intestine.

Surgery for pancreatic cancer

... Stent placement: The most common approach to relieving a blocked
bile duct does not involve actual surgery. Instead, a ...


Palliative therapy for bile duct cancer

... Biliary stent or biliary catheter. If cancer is blocking the bile duct, the doctor
may insert a small tube (called a stent or catheter ...


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... stent) to help keep the esophagus open. Esophageal stent. A stent
is a small tube that helps hold the esophagus open. ...


Palliative therapy for gallbladder cancer

... Biliary stent or biliary catheter. ... A stent is a small metal or plastic tube that keeps
the duct open to allow the bile to drain into the small intestine. ...


Endoscopic treatments for cancer of the esophagus

... Esophageal stent. A stent is a device that, once in place, self-expands (opens
up) to become a tube that helps hold the esophagus open. ...


Surgery for colorectal cancer

... If the tumor is large and has blocked your colon, it may be possible for the
doctor to use a colonoscope to put a stent (a hollow metal or plastic tube ...


Surgery for stomach cancer | American Cancer Society

... Stent placement: Another option to keep a tumor from blocking the opening
at the beginning or end of the stomach is to use an endoscope to place ...


Pelvic exenteration

... Skin grafts: When the vagina is repaired with skin grafts, the woman must use
a vaginal stent. ... At first, the stent must be worn all the time. ...


Palliative therapy for cancer of the esophagus

... The esophagus typically stays open only a few weeks after dilation, so this
is often followed by other treatments (such as placing a stent) to help ...


Other local treatments for non-small cell lung cancer

... The doctor then aims the laser beam at the tumor to burn it away. This treatment
can usually be done more than once, if needed. Stent placement. ...