Basic Knowledge about Metal Stent Development

  title={Basic Knowledge about Metal Stent Development},
  author={Seok Jeong},
  booktitle={Clinical endoscopy},
Biliary self-expandable metal stents (SEMS), a group of non-vascular stents, have been used in the palliative management of biliary obstruction around the world. However, there are still unmet needs in the clinical application of biliary SEMS. Comprehensive understanding of the SEMS is required to resolve the drawbacks and difficulties of metal stent development. The basic structure of SEMS, including the materials and knitting methods of metal wires, covering materials, and radiopaque markers… CONTINUE READING