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stent

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 | American Cancer Society

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

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-treating-surgery

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 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bileductcancer/detailedguide/bile-duct-cancer-treating-palliative-therapy

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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. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/overviewguide/esophagus-cancer-overview-treating-other-types

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. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-treating-palliative-therapy

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. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/detailedguide/esophagus-cancer-treating-endoscopic-treatments

Surgery for pancreatic cancer | American Cancer Society

... duct blockage. Stent placement: The most common way to treat bile
duct blockage does not involve actual surgery. Instead ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/overviewguide/pancreatic-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

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 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for stomach cancer

... 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 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomachcancer/detailedguide/stomach-cancer-treating-types-of-surgery

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. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinwomen/sexualityforthewoman/sexuality-for-women-with-cancer-tot-pelvic-exenterat

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 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/detailedguide/esophagus-cancer-treating-palliative-therapy