Definition of embolectomy in English:

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embolectomy

Pronunciation: /ˌembəˈlektəmē/

noun (plural embolectomies)

Surgical removal of an embolus.
Example sentences
  • Available modes of treatment include bowel-sparing approaches such as surgical laparotomy with embolectomy or local infusion of thrombolytic agents via an abdominal aortic catheter.
  • It showed that patients treated with thrombolytic therapy had a higher death rate, increased risk of major hemorrhage and an increased rate of PE recurrence when compared with patients treated surgically with embolectomy.
  • A therapeutic approach to a patient who fails thrombolytic therapy, anticoagulation and placement of a filter includes surgical or catheter embolectomy.

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Syllabification: em·bo·lec·to·my

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