Stent/Grafts, Vascular, Aortic

Definition : Stent/grafts designed for percutaneous deployment into the aorta. These devices typically consist of a metallic meshlike supporting frame (e.g., a set of self-expanding stents) covered with a graft (e.g., made from a synthetic material such as Dacron). Most aortic stent/grafts are used to bypass lower abdominal (under the renal artery) aortic aneurysms. The stent/grafts are introduced within the aneurysm through the femoral arteries in the groin area. Aortic stent/grafts divert the flow of blood away from the aneurysm wall, excluding the aneurysm from circulation. The procedure does not remove the aneurysm but allows it to shrink over time.

Entry Terms : "Aortic Stents" , "Aortic Stent/Grafts" , "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafts" , "Endografts" , "Endovascular Grafts" , "Endovascular Stent Grafts" , "Grafts, Endovascular" , "TAA Stent Grafts" , "Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafts"

UMDC code : 20453

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