Definition of embolectomy in English:

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embolectomy

Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbəˈlɛktəmi/

noun (plural embolectomies)

[mass noun]
Surgical removal of an embolus: some patients with this syndrome are unsuited for embolectomy [count noun]: he had an embolectomy while in hospital
More 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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