Composite material stent comprising metallic wire and polylactic acid fibers, and its mechanical strength and retrievability.

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BACKGROUND Although metallic stents are characterized by strong expanse of force, thin walls, and easy stent deployment, their removal from the body is usually difficult or impossible due to the difficulty of unraveling their mesh structure. A stent built of a composite material comprising a metallic wire and a polylactic acid (PLA) fiber, in which the… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/02841850902774600

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@article{Shomura2009CompositeMS, title={Composite material stent comprising metallic wire and polylactic acid fibers, and its mechanical strength and retrievability.}, author={Yuzo Shomura and Noboru Tanigawa and Takanori Tokuda and Shuji Kariya and Hiroshi Kojima and Atsushi Komemushi and Shojiro Sawada}, journal={Acta radiologica}, year={2009}, volume={50 4}, pages={355-9} }