embolectomy


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embolectomy

 [em″bo-lek´to-me]
surgical removal of an embolus.

em·bo·lec·to·my

(em'bō-lek'tŏ-mē),
Removal of an embolus.
[G. embolos, a plug (embolus), + ektomē, excision]

embolectomy

/em·bo·lec·to·my/ (em″bo-lek´tah-me) surgical removal of an embolus.

embolectomy

(ĕm′bə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. embolecto·mies
Surgical removal of an embolus.

embolectomy

[em′bəlek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, embolos, plug, ektomē, excision
a surgical incision into an artery for the removal of an embolus or clot, performed as emergency treatment for arterial embolism. The operation is done as soon as possible after a decrease in perfusion is detected. Thrombi tend to lodge at the juncture of major arteries. More than half lodge in the aorta, in arteries of the lower extremities, in the common carotid arteries, or in the pulmonary arteries. Before surgery, heparin may be administered, and an arteriogram may be used to identify the affected artery. A longitudinal incision is made in the artery, and the embolus is removed. After surgery the blood pressure is maintained close to the level of the preoperative baseline, as a decrease might predispose to new clot formation.

em·bo·lec·to·my

(em'bō-lek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of an embolus.
[G. embolos, a plug (embolus), + ektomē, excision]

embolectomy

Surgical removal from a blood vessel, usually an artery, of a blood clot, or other obstruction, which has been carried to the site in the bloodstream from elsewhere in the circulation (EMBOLUS).

embolectomy

chemical or surgical removal of an intravascular embolus

embolectomy

surgical removal of an embolus.
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