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Doctor insights on: Choledochal Stent Placement

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Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Rarely: Once properly placed, major side effects are rare. It is possible to get scarring in a stent (in-stent restenosis). It is also possible to get stent fractures (a break in a stent). These take time to develop if at all. Infections of the stent are rare. People rarely develop allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


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Is there pain following frontal sinus stent placement?

Is there pain following frontal sinus stent placement?

Shouldn't be: The nostrils may be sore from the access but, the sinus, itself, doesn't have the kind of pain receptors you're thinking about. You shouldn't really have much discomfort after the surgery. ...Read more

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Chronic flank pain-would ureter stent placement relieve pain? have tried everything

Chronic flank pain-would ureter stent placement relieve pain? have tried everything

Do you have kidney: stones or urinary tract infections? A chronic kidney infection can cause flank pain. Do you have pain urinating? Burning? A quick urine analysis can help rule out infections or blood (might be due to stones). Your primary care doc can usually do this test. ...Read more

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Pancreatic stent placement scheduled for Sept. 10th. How long is a stent supposed to be left in so that other problems are not created? Weeks or mths.

It depends: On the type of stent being placed and why the stent is being placed. Plastic stents need to be replaced sooner than metal stents due to becoming blocked off(occluded). Usually a plastic stent can be left in up to 3 months or so, metal even longer. ...Read more

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What happens during intravascular stent placement?

Catheter: Directs a small guidewire through the blockage to keep the access. Lesion pre dilated with a balloon if needed. Stent placed. Ballooned again if needed. Pictures made. Finished. ...Read more

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How soon is it safe to fly after stent placement?

Depends: If you are talking about ureter stent, most people can fly right away. Cardiac and other stents you need to refer to those specialists. ...Read more

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Whats a peripheral intravascular stent placement?

Dilation of blockage: Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery. This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chest pain after stent placement

Sometimes --: But you need to let the cardiologist know about this. ...Read more

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What are risks of a peripheral intravascular stent placement?

Acceptable: With skilled operator and suitably selected vessels, the risks are acceptable, especially if avoidance of open vascular surgery is a priority. Look for appropriate formal training and lots of clinical experience. ...Read more