Esophageal stent

What is Esophageal stent?

Esophageal stent meaning A tube placed in the esophagus to keep a blocked area open so the patient can swallow soft food and liquids. Esophageal stents are made of metal mesh, plastic, or silicone, and may be used in the treatment of esophageal cancer.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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