Origin of the term stent

What is the origin of the term stent?

The word “stent” derives from the surname of nineteenth-century English dentist Stent. He developed gums and resins used to make models of jaws, and the verb “to stent” came to mean “to hold tissue in place.” The term “stent” was later adopted by surgeons to describe a device or material used to prop open a space.


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