Stents, Tracheal, Metallic, Balloon-Expandable
Definition : Metallic tracheal stents designed to be expanded after delivery using a high-pressure balloon, applying a constant radial pressure to the bronchial walls. Some of these stents are radiopaque or include radiopaque markers for accurate positioning. Balloon-expandable tracheal stents are typically deployed under local anesthetics using flexible bronchoscopes; they are mostly used to treat stenosis caused by injuries, benign diseases, or malignant tumors.
Entry Terms : "Balloon-Expandable Stents"
UMDC code : 20438