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embolization

Line breaks: em¦bol|iza¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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(also embolisation)

Definition of embolization in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The artificial or natural formation or development of an embolus.
Example sentences
  • The use of a peripherally inserted central catheter is occasionally complicated by intravascular fracture and central embolization of the catheter fragment.
  • Patients with menorrhagia or postmenopausal bleeding secondary to uterine myomas and without contraindications to angiography and embolization were considered for participation in the study.
  • Pre-operative angiography and embolisation was carried out.

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