Micro-Tech Endoscopy SEMS, as a kind of common endoluminal stents, are useful for treating some kinds of gastrointestinal(GI) diseases, which can be applicated in the benign conditions and anastomotic complications such as stricture.
Implanting a biliary stent into a stenosis or obstruction is a better way to treat biliary obstruction. In complex biliary reconstruction, the application of biliary stents still cannot be ignored, especially when the biliary tract reconstruction is not satisfactory, the indwelling of biliary stents should be considered. Biliary stents can not only decompress and drainage, support, and facilitate the healing of the biliary tract, but also facilitate the observation of bile conditions and postoperative cholangiography.
The term "stent" is derived from the name of British dentist Dr. Charles Stent, who developed a "prosthesis" made of natural latex to fill the empty space in the root canal of tooth. Then, the term "stent" was adopted by many professionals.
Dr. Charters J. Symonds was the first person to document the placement of a rigid esophageal catheter used to relieve malignant esophageal strictures. Since then, stents have been used to relieve almost all malignant tumors in the gastrointestinal tract.