Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs
"tube implanted temporarily," 1964, named for Charles T. Stent (1807-1885), English dentist.
A device that is used to maintain a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting, or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
A slender thread, rod, or catheter placed within the lumen of tubular structures, such as a blood vessel, to provide support during or after anastomosis.