endarterectomy


end·ar·ter·ec·to·my

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

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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