saddle embolus

noun

Medical Definition of saddle embolus

: an embolus that straddles the branching of an artery blocking both branches

called also rider embolus

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“Saddle embolus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/saddle%20embolus. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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