embolectomy

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embolectomy

[‚em·bə′lek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of an embolus.
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Fifty-seven patients who underwent 63 urgent femoral embolectomies between January 2001 and January 2006 with the preliminary diagnosis of acute peripheral arterial occlusion were included in this retrospective, single-center study.
These toxic metabolites accumulate in the ischemic muscle tissue of patients undergoing procedures where blood flow has been compromised, such as embolectomies, peripheral vascular grafting, and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
All the embolectomies were performed under local anaesthesia (1% lignocain) through transfemoral and transbrachial approach.