phlebectomy

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phlebectomy

(flɪˈbɛktəmɪ)
n
(Surgery) the surgical excision of a vein or part of a vein
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Noun1.phlebectomy - surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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(18-21) Paletta and colleagues (21) recently reported that 4.1% of patients with saphenous venectomy for CAB required additional surgery for wound complications, including amputation.
Cellulitis can recur in extremities or other sites where venous and lymphatic circulation has been compromised by processes such as malignancy, lymph node dissection, prior irradiation, trauma, or saphenous venectomy (10,29,30).
Recurrent cellulitis after saphenous venectomy for coronary bypass surgery.