From Big Medical Encyclopedia

TROMBEKTOMYYa (Greek throm-bos piece, clot of-4 ektome excision, removal; the synonym a thromboembolectomy) — the surgery consisting at a distance blood clot from a vessel for the purpose of recovery in is mute a blood-groove. Distinguish actually the thrombectomy which is carried out at acute arterial or venous thrombosis (see) and the embolectomy made at acute arterial occlusion by an embolus. The thrombectomy and an embolectomy are made usually in the emergency order for the purpose of prevention of heavy disturbances of blood circulation.

The detailed description of operative measures — see the Embolism, surgical treatment.

Bibliography: The emergency heart surgery and vessels, under the editorship of M. E. De Becky and B. V. Petrovsky, M., 1980; Dos Santos J. Page of Sur la desobstruction des thromboses arterielles anciennes, Myot. Acad. Chir. (Paris), t. 73, p. 409, 1947.

P. P. Zubarev.