Stents, Pancreatic, Metallic
Definition : Pancreatic stents manufactured from metallic alloys, such as stainless steel, platinum, or nickel titanium alloys (e.g., nitinol). These devices typically consist of a metallic (e.g., meshlike wire) tube, and some include a cover. Pancreatic metallic stents may be either balloon expandable or self-expanding; they are typically deployed using endoscopic procedures. The stents are mostly used to treat stenosis of the main pancreatic duct caused by malignant tumors.
Entry Terms : "Metallic Stents"
UMDC code : 20446