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Thrombectomy: A thrombectomy is the removal of a blood clot, usually from the leg. The clot may be removed surgically or percutaneously with a catheter threaded from the femoral artery; the latter method involves the use of one of several kinds of clot-busting and retrieval devices.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Thrombectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Thrombectomy:

Non-Surgical Options: Thrombectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Thrombectomy:

Anesthetic Requirements for Thrombectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Thrombectomy may include:

  • Local or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Thrombectomy

Possible surgical complications of Thrombectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Thrombectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Descriptions of Thrombectomy

Thrombectomy: surgical removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel
Source: WordNet 2.1

Thrombectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Thrombectomy) include:

  • Venous thrombectomy

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