from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical removal of an embolus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[embol(us) + –ectomy.]


  • In an earlier study, the same researchers had found that hospitals generally lose money on Medicare reimbursements for another stroke treatment -- endovascular embolectomy, in which doctors go in and extract the blood clot causing the stroke.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The European market for clot management devices, which comprises the sale of thrombectomy devices, thrombolytic infusion catheters, neurovascular embolectomy devices, and inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs), will grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 8% through 2013.

    Business Wire Travel News

  • The thrombectomy device market, the largest segment covered in this report, consists of mechanical thrombectomy devices, aspiration catheters, embolectomy balloon catheters, and pharmacomechanical thrombectomy devices.

    Business Wire Travel News


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