thromboendarterectomy


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thromboendarterectomy

 [throm″bo-en″dar-ter-ek´-tah-me]
excision of an obstructing thrombus together with a portion of the inner lining of the obstructed artery.

throm·bo·end·ar·ter·ec·to·my

(throm'bō-end'ar-tĕr-ek'tŏ-mē),
An operation that involves opening an artery, removing an occluding thrombus along with the intima and atheromatous material, and leaving a clean, fresh plane internal to the adventitia.
[thrombo- + endarterectomy]

thromboendarterectomy

(thrŏm′bō-ĕn′där-tə-rĕk′tə-mē)
n.
An operation to remove a thrombus along with the intima and atheromatous material from an occluded artery.

throm·bo·end·ar·ter·ec·to·my

(throm'bō-end'ahr-tĕr-ek'tŏ-mē)
An operation that involves opening an artery, removing an occluding thrombus along with the intima and atheromatous material, and leaving a clean, fresh plane internal to the adventitia.
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Emergent pulmonary thromboendarterectomy with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
In 1997, the black:white ratio for this procedure was 0.75; thromboendarterectomy is performed to treat occlusion of the carotid artery, and the black:white ratio was 0.32.
[24.] McCormick PW, Spetzler RF, Bailes JE, Azabramski JM, Frey JL: Thromboendarterectomy of the symptomatic occluded internal carotid artery.
The effect of inhaled nitric oxide and inhaled iloprost on hypoxaemia in a patient with pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. Anaesthesia 2006; 61:1200-1203.
Previous reports on the Mayo cohort of patients who have undergone thromboendarterectomy have shown that pulmonary hemodynamics improve, with the mean pulmonary artery pressure--widely recognized as a critical marker--declining from 50 mm Hg to 27 mm Hg.
More concretely, procedures are divided into six categories: cardiovascular catheterization, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAA), carotid thromboendarterectomy, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and pacemaker insertion.
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Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is the treatment of choice of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease.
Forty-six year old woman with pulmonary hypertension and corpulmonale due to chronic pulmonary embolism and had an operation (thromboendarterectomy) in 1997.