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Stents, Esophageal, Metallic

Definition : Esophageal stents manufactured from metallic alloys, such as stainless steel, platinum, or nickel titanium alloys (e.g., nitinol). These devices typically consist of a metallic (e.g., meshlike wire) tube. Most stents include a plastic covering to resist tumor ingrowth and/or to seal esophageal fistula. Metallic stents used in the esophagus are usually deployed under local anesthetics using endoscopic procedures (i.e., esophagoscopy). Metallic esophageal stents are permanent devices mostly used to treat stenosis caused by malignant tumors. They could also be used for injuries and/or benign diseases.

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

UMDC code : 20443

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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.

EndoChoice Inc

Company Type: Parent

EndoChoice is a medtech company focused on the manufacturing and commercialization of platform technologies including devices, diagnostics, infection control and endoscopic imaging for specialists treating a wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The Company has rapidly developed a proprietary product portfolio, which includes the revolutionary Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ System (Fuse™).

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