arteriotomy
Any surgical incision into the lumen of an artery, e.g., to remove an embolus. [arterio- + G. tome, incision]

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ar·te·ri·ot·o·my är-.tir-ē-'ät-ə-mē n, pl -mies the surgical incision of an artery

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n.
an incision into, or a needle puncture of, the wall of an artery. This is most often performed as a diagnostic procedure in the course of arteriography or cardiac catheterization. It may also be required to remove an embolus (see embolectomy).

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ar·te·ri·ot·o·my (ahr-tēr″e-otґə-me) [arterio- + -tomy] incision of an artery.

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  • Arteriotomy — Ar*te ri*ot o*my, n. [L. arteriotomia, Gr. ?; ? + ? a cutting.] 1. (Med.) The opening of an artery, esp. for bloodletting. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of anatomy which treats of the dissection of the arteries. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arteriotomy — is a medical term for an opening or cut of an artery wall. Also called arterotomy. Used mainly in . Either a transverse or a longitudinal incision can be made …   Wikipedia

  • arteriotomy — /ahr tear ee ot euh mee/, n., pl. arteriotomies. Surg. the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting. [1625 35; ARTERIO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • arteriotomy — n. opening of an artery (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arteriotomy — ar·te·ri·ot·o·my …   English syllables

  • arteriotomy — n. an incision into, or a needle puncture of, the wall of an artery. This is most often performed as a diagnostic procedure in the course of arteriography or cardiac catheterization. It may also be required to remove an embolus (see embolectomy) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • arteriotomy — ärˌtirēˈäd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin arteriotomia, from Greek artēriotomia, from artēri arteri + tomia tomy : the surgical incision of an artery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Артериотомия (Arteriotomy) — надрез стенки артерии или ее пункция. Часто выполняется в ходе диагностических исследований при артериографии или сердечной катетеризации. Иногда применяется также для устранения эмболии (см. Эмболэктомия). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • АРТЕРИОТОМИЯ — (arteriotomy) надрез стенки артерии или ее пункция. Часто выполняется в ходе диагностических исследований при артериографии или сердечной катетеризации. Иногда применяется также для устранения эмболии (см. Эмболэктомия) …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • embolectomy — Removal of an embolus. [G. embolos, a plug (embolus), + ektome, excision] * * * em·bo·lec·to·my .em bə lek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal of an embolus * * * n. surgical removal of an embolus in order to relieve arterial obstruction. The… …   Medical dictionary

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