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What is a stent graft?

Brian G. Derubertis, MD
Vascular Surgery
A stent graft is a series of wire or mesh tubes that form a cylinder, which is covered by a fabric on the outside. These stent grafts can be constrained into a delivery catheter, which is a long, thin tube that is introduced into an artery to deliver the stent graft to an area of pathology. Pathologies that can be treated with a stent graft include aneurysms, blockages in the aorta or its branches, and sometimes traumatic injuries of the aorta.

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