Definition of Embolectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery).




Definition of Embolectomy

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Medical Definition of Embolectomy

1. Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material which has been transported from a distant vessel by the bloodstream. Removal of a clot at its original site is called thrombectomy. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embolectomy

emboiled
emboiling
emboils
emboitement
embola
embolaemia
embolalia
embolden
emboldened
emboldener
emboldeners
emboldening
emboldens
embolectomies
embolectomy (current term)
emboli
embolic abscess
embolic gangrene
embolic infarct
embolic pneumonia
embolies
emboliform
emboliform nucleus
embolisation
embolism
embolism and thrombosis
embolismal

Literary usage of Embolectomy

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1. The Oxford Medicineby Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"When embolectomy is performed within ten hours after an embolic occlusion ... The results of embolectomy in the upper extremity are better than in the lower ..."

2. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1922)
"embolectomy in Treatment of Embolism of the Extremities. ... He reports 8 cases of embolectomy and 11 others done by other Norwegian or Swedish surgeons. ..."

3. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"About half of ischemie leg complications are reversed by pump removal; many of the remainder require an embolectomy procedure. In summary, experience shows ..."

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