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Stents, Vaginal

Definition : Stents designed for long-term placement in the vagina to provide support and/or to prevent shrinking. These devices are available in many different configurations and sizes. Some stents are custom-made plastic (e.g., silicone) molds; others consist of inflatable silicone-elastomer envelopes with valves and internal drains. Vaginal stents are used for correction of the vagina after female surgery or radiation procedures, after vaginoplasty in masculine-feminine transsexuals, or to introduce radioactive isotopes during cervical brachytherapy procedures.

Entry Terms : "Vaginal Stents" , "Silastic Stents" , "Polymeric Stents" , "Plastic Stents" , "Stents, Silastic"

UMDC code : 16041

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