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Stents, Pancreatic, Metallic, Self-Expanding

Definition : Metallic pancreatic stents designed to be expanded after delivery using a high-pressure balloon, applying a constant radial pressure to the pancreatic duct walls. Balloon-expandable pancreatic stents are typically deployed using endoscopic procedures. They are mostly used to treat stenosis of the main pancreatic duct caused by malignant tumors.

Entry Terms : "Nitinol Stents" , "Self-Expanding Stents"

UMDC code : 20447


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