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endarterectomy Line breaks: end¦arter|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˌɛndɑːtəˈrɛktəmi/

Definition of endarterectomy in English:

noun (plural endarterectomies)

[mass noun]
Surgical removal of part of the inner lining of an artery, together with any obstructive deposits, most often carried out on the carotid artery or on vessels supplying the legs: endarterectomy has proved successful [count noun]: many carotid endarterectomies were unnecessary
More example sentences
  • Carotid endarterectomy is the surgical treatment of choice at this time.
  • The overall benefit of carotid endarterectomy strongly depends on surgical risk.
  • It also contains indicators for how often certain surgical procedures, such as carotid endarterectomy and pediatric heart surgery, are performed.
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