esophageal stent

Pronunciation: (ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul stent)

A tube placed in the esophagus to keep a blocked area open so the patient can swallow soft food and liquids. Esophageal stents are made of metal mesh, plastic, or silicone, and may be used in the treatment of esophageal cancer.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Esophageal stent. A device (stent) is placed in the esophagus to keep it open to allow food and liquids to pass through into the stomach.Implante esofágico. Se coloca un dispositivo (implante) en el esófago para mantenerlo abierto y permitir que los líquidos y alimentos pasen al estómago.2006-10-14