embolectomy


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em·bo·lec·to·my

 (ĕm′bə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. em·bo·lec·to·mies
Surgical removal of an embolus.

embolectomy

(ˌɛmbəˈlɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of an embolus that is blocking a blood vessel

embolectomy

Surgery to remove a blockage in the bloodstream (embolus), often performed as emergency surgery.
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Noun1.embolectomy - surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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embolectomy

n (pl -mies) embolectomía
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Treatment modalities for emboli in transit include thrombolytic therapy and embolectomy.
Also, an embolus from the occluding thrombus into a more distal cerebral artery would not be removed by the thromboendarterectomy and would require thrombolytic therapy or a second, intracranial surgical embolectomy to remove.
Treatment is embolectomy and resection of infarcted bowel.
The most significant growth will be in percutaneous thrombectomy devices and neurovascular embolectomy devices.
The three trials, namely Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy (MR RESCUE) trial, Local versus Systemic Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke (SYNTHESIS Expansion) trial and Interventional Management of Stroke III (IMS III) were conducted independently at multiple centers around the world.
Montgomery suggested passing a Fogarty embolectomy catheter through the extratracheal lumen up to the upp er stem of the T-tube and occluding the open upper end by inflating the balloon of the catheter.
Percutaneous catheter aspiration embolectomy, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with or without stent placement and administration of systemic thrombolytic agents are the current treatment options (5, 6).
Alternative methods have included the use of an embolectomy balloon[sup.
In the acute stroke setting, DSA is typically reserved for patients undergoing therapeutic intervention with intra-arterial thrombolysis or embolectomy.
A suitable independent bronchial blocker is a Fogarty Embolectomy catheter, which has occlusion balloons ranging in size from 0.
Early embolectomy is suggested because it prevents thrombosis and further embolisation and reduces the risk of sepsis.