Medical Dictionary


noun end·ar·ter·ec·to·my \ˌen-ˌdärt-ə-ˈrek-tə-mē\
plural end·ar·ter·ec·to·mies

Medical Definition of ENDARTERECTOMY

:  surgical removal of the inner layer of an artery when thickened and atheromatous or occluded (as by intimal plaques)


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