Stents, Biliary, Metallic

Definition : Biliary stents manufactured from metallic alloys, such as stainless steel, platinum, or nickel titanium alloys. These devices typically consist of a metallic (e.g., meshlike wire) tube, and some include a plastic cover. Pancreatic metallic stents may be either balloon expandable or self-expanding; they may be deployed using endoscopic or percutaneous procedures. These stents are permanent devices mostly used to treat stenosis of the biliary ducts caused by malignant tumors.

Entry Terms : "Metallic Stents" , "Stents, Metallic"

UMDC code : 20419

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