airway stent


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airway stent

A tube or catheter used as a scaffold to keep an airway open. It is used, e.g., to maintain the patency of a trachea or bronchus that has collapsed as a result of compression by neighboring tissues.
See also: stent
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(22.) Walser, E., Robinson, B., Raza, S., Ozkan, O., Ustuner, E., Zwischenberger, J., "Clinical Outcomes With Airway Stents for Proximal Versus Distal Malignant Tracheobronchial Obstructions", Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.
Because the therapeutic effect of airway stents is limited, the use of medications should be considered to inhibit airway scar tissue hyperplasia in such patients.

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