Definition : Stents designed for long-term placement in the vagina to provide support and/or to prevent shrinking. These devices are available in many different configurations and sizes. Some stents are custom-made plastic (e.g., silicone) molds; others consist of inflatable silicone-elastomer envelopes with valves and internal drains. Vaginal stents are used for correction of the vagina after female surgery or radiation procedures, after vaginoplasty in masculine-feminine transsexuals, or to introduce radioactive isotopes during cervical brachytherapy procedures.
Entry Terms : "Vaginal Stents" , "Silastic Stents" , "Polymeric Stents" , "Plastic Stents"
UMDC code : 16041