biliary stent

biliary stent

A plastic or metallic tube inserted into a stenosed or obstructed bile duct to improve bile flow. Metallic stents are used palliatively to manage malignancy, but not benign disease, as they have poor long-term patency rates, in contrast to plastic stents which have a 12-month patency rate of over 75%.

biliary stent

Biliary endoprosthesis Surgery A tube inserted into a stenosed or obstructed narrowed or blocked bile duct to improve bile flow
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A sphincterotomy was completed followed by placement of a 7 cm 10 French plastic biliary stent.
The WallFlex Biliary Stent System is being demonstrated at the United European Gastroenterology Week meeting, which is being held tomorrow through Wednesday in Vienna, Austria.
In most patients, a low obstruction of the CBD is drained endoscopically by ERCP, either by sphincterotomy and stone removal, or by inserting an intraluminal transpapillary biliary stent.
At this hospital admission, the patient was placed on an antibiotic regimen, and the biliary stent was replaced.
A biliary stent is often used to open the blockages so that fluids may continue to be transported to various organs such as the liver, gallbladder and small intestines.
A biliary stent was placed and levofloxacin and metronidazole were administered, but the patient's condition did not improve.
A biliary stent system that some physicians have been using off label for vascular procedures can induce air embolism causing seizure, stroke, coma, and death when used outside the biliary system.
Despite endoscopic placement of a biliary stent and adequate biliary decompression, the serum CA 19-9 level remained elevated at 58 U/ml (normal <37 U/ml).
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IDEV Technologies, Incorporated (IDEV), today announced the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the company's 6 French (6Fr) SUPERA VERITAS Transhepatic Biliary Stent System.
15 self-expanding nitinol prosthesis biliary stent coated.
Expansion of the FlexStent([R]) Biliary Stent size range provides the physician with additional options in the treatment of these strictures.