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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cánula

A device placed in a body structure (such as a blood vessel or the gastrointestinal tract) to keep the structure open.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.