embolization

noun
em·​bo·​li·​za·​tion | \ ˌem-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce embolization (audio) \

Definition of embolization

: the process or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (such as an embolus)

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The procedure Trump underwent, an embolization that cuts off the blood supply to the kidney, typically only requires a day of recovery. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, "Melania Trump Has Been Released From Hospital," 19 May 2018 Grisham's initial statement described the embolization as successful and said there were no complications. Darlene Superville, chicagotribune.com, "Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month," 8 June 2018 Grisham's initial statement described the embolization as successful and said there were no complications. Bloomberg.com, "Trump Says First Lady’s Doctors Told Her Not to Fly Following Operation," 8 June 2018 The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Kidney Cancer describes an arterial embolization as a procedure in which a special spongelike material is placed into an artery that supplies blood to the kidney. New York Times, "Kidney Condition Puts Melania Trump in the Hospital," 14 May 2018 Still, embolization kills some surrounding healthy kidney tissue, which causes swelling and pain as a patient recovers, so a longer stay could be helpful or necessary, doctors said. New York Times, "Kidney Condition Puts Melania Trump in the Hospital," 14 May 2018 While few details have been released about Trump's treatment, an embolization is a procedure that blocks blood flow to a problem area of the body. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump to re-emerge Monday at reception for Gold Star families," 3 June 2018 An embolization of a kidney isn’t uncommon, said Brian Funaki, chief of vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Wsj Staff, WSJ, "Melania Trump Undergoes Successful Kidney Procedure," 14 May 2018 Jerry McCauley, chief of nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University, said two relatively common kidney conditions can be diagnosed with imaging and treated with embolization: a vascular malformation or a benign mass called angiomyolipoma. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition at Walter Reed," 14 May 2018

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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embolization

noun
em·​bo·​li·​za·​tion
variants: or British embolisation \ ˌem-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce embolisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of embolization

1 : the process by which or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus) pulmonary embolization embolization of a thrombus
2 : an operation in which pellets are introduced into the circulatory system in order to induce embolization in specific abnormal blood vessels

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