Stents, Urethral

Definition : Stents designed for deployment into the section of the urinary tract between the bladder and the external meatus (i.e., the urethra), including the prostatic, membranous, bulbar, and penile sections of the urethra, to provide support for and/or maintain patency within the duct. These devices typically include metallic self-expanding stents, either compressed metallic stents that open by themselves as soon as they are released or shape-memory stents manufactured from an alloy combining nickel and titanium (i.e., nitinol) that expands in response to body temperature. Some of these stents include radiopaque markers for accurate positioning. Urethral stents are typically deployed using endoscopic procedures; they are used mainly to treat recurrent urethral strictures and prostatic obstructions caused by diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatic carcinoma.

Entry Terms : "Prostheses, Urethral" , "C-Stents, Urethral" , "Diaper Stents, Urethral" , "Prostatic Stents" , "Nitinol Stents" , "Self-Expanding Stents" , "Metallic Stents" , "Urethral Stents" , "Stents, Metallic"

UMDC code : 17889

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Applied Medical Resources

Company Type: Parent

Applied Medical is dedicated to providing innovative products that improve patient outcomes and enable the advancement of minimally invasive surgery. As a new generation medical device company, we are equally committed to improving the affordability and accessibility of high-quality healthcare.

Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.


Company Type: Parent

We are a global medical technology company that specializes in the development and sale of products and services that allow our physician customers to deliver high quality care and as a result, enhanced clinical outcomes for their patients

DWD Medical

Company Type: Parent

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