Arterial Thromboendarterectomy

What is Arterial Thromboendarterectomy?

Arterial Thromboendarterectomy is a treatment which involves the opening of an artery. It is basically performed to treat a cerebrovascular disease where there is a considerable...

How does it help?

The surgery helps in removing deadly chronic clots of blood from the blood vessels of the lungs which could not be treated with medication. 

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

The surgery has revolutionised the world of medical procedure. It brings with itself a lot of advantages, but has some risks too, which the patient should be aware of. 

The advantages of the surgery are:

  • The surgical process efficiently removes any obstruction inside the blood vessel.
  • The procedure also re-establishes the vascular channel to ensure proper flow of fluids.
  • Improves the quality of life.
  • ...

The risks associated with the surgery are:

  • Mortality of the operation is around five percent.
  • Pulmonary vessels may rupture due to increased pressure.
  • Reaction to anaesthesia.

The limitations of the procedure are:

  • Development of new chronic clots.

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