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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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There are three treatment options for carotid stenosis, especially for stenosis in the initial segment of the carotid; these options are drug therapy, carotid endarterectomy (CEA), and carotid artery stenting (CAS).
The common clinical solution is to remove the plaque via carotid endarterectomy (CEA) surgery [1], with approximately 100,000 CEAs performed in the United States each year [2-4].
Disappearance of AF, decreased neovascularization of the optic nerve head and the iris, disappearance of paresis of the pupil muscle, and improvement of blood flow in orbital vessels have all been reported following carotid artery endarterectomy (CEA) [13-16].
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