Definition of endarterectomy in US English:


nounPlural endarterectomies

  • Surgical removal of part of the inner lining of an artery, together with any obstructive deposits, most often carried out on the carotid artery or on vessels supplying the legs.

    • ‘Two surgical incisions are used in carotid artery endarterectomies.’
    • ‘Past surgical history included right carotid endarterectomy, coronary stent placement, and angioplasty of his left lower extremity.’
    • ‘Carotid endarterectomy is the surgical treatment of choice at this time.’
    • ‘Through the removal of atherosclerotic plaques, carotid endarterectomy restores cerebral blood flow and reduces the risk of cerebral ischemia.’
    • ‘Often patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy also have comorbid conditions, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, or diabetes.’
    • ‘The overall benefit of carotid endarterectomy strongly depends on surgical risk.’
    • ‘A successful carotid endarterectomy is not a major procedure, and most patients can be discharged home the day after surgery.’
    • ‘For example, carotid endarterectomy is the surgical removal of fatty deposits clogging the carotid artery in the neck that could lead to a stroke.’
    • ‘It also contains indicators for how often certain surgical procedures, such as carotid endarterectomy and pediatric heart surgery, are performed.’
    • ‘As he buttoned up his shirt, I noticed the scar on his neck from previous carotid endarterectomy surgery.’
    • ‘Carotid endarterectomy is indicated if arteries are 70 percent or more stenosed and should be performed soon after the TIA event in selected patients.’
    • ‘With a low surgical risk, carotid endarterectomy provides modest benefit in symptomatic patients with carotid artery stenosis of 50 to 69 percent.’