Definition of embolectomy in English:


Syllabification: em·bo·lec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌembəˈlektəmē

noun (plural embolectomies)

  • Surgical removal of an embolus.
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    • 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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