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Stent (skin grafting, etc)

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A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.

Description

A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement. This was the original content of the term, which has since been used to refer to any device designed to maintain the integrity of hollow tubular structures, such as the coronary arteries and the esophagus. Also defined as a mold for keeping a skin graft in place, made of Stent's mass or some acrylic or dental compound.

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