Glossary of terms
Slender thread, rod, or catheter, lying within the space in the interior of a tubular structure, such as an artery or the intestine. Used to provide support during or after opening surgically, or to assure the opening of an intact but contracted lumen.
A synthetic tube-like device used to replace a portion of an artery that has weakened and bulged (called an aneurysm).
The act of placing a stent.