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n. pl. end·ar·te·rec·to·mies
Surgical excision of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerotic buildup.

[New Latin endartērium, inner lining of an artery (endo- + Latin artēria, artery; see artery) + -ectomy.]


n, pl -tomies
(Surgery) a surgical operation to removes blockages in an artery


(ɛnˌdɑr təˈrɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical stripping of a fat-encrusted, thickened arterial lining so as to open or widen the artery for improved blood circulation.
[1955–60; endarter(ium) an artery lining (see end-, artery) + -ectomy]


Surgery to clear a blocked artery to restore proper blood flow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endarterectomy - surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue


n. endarterectomía, extirpación de la túnica interna (íntima) engrosada de una arteria.


n (pl -mies) endarterectomía; carotid — endarterectomía carotídea
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Prior to TCAR, the main treatment option for severe carotid artery disease was a surgical procedure called carotid endarterectomy.
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If atherosclerosis results in significant stenosis (narrowing) of the carotids, you may require a surgery known as carotid endarterectomy or minimally invasive angioplasty with stenting to unclog them, especially if you've experienced symptoms.
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The alternative is carotid endarterectomy (CEA), in which the artery is accessed through an incision and plaque is removed.
A retrospective study of 350 patients published July 19, 2013, ahead of print in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that improving blood flow to the brain by stenting the carotid arteries before performing heart surgery or coronary stenting was better than treating these areas in reverse order, or performing carotid endarterectomy and open-heart surgery simultaneously.
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