Definitions for "Carotid endarterectomy"
Surgical procedure for removing an obstruction within the carotid artery, a major artery in the neck which carries oxygenated blood to the brain. Developed to prevent strokes but is found to be useful only in severe stenosis with TIA.
the operation to remove atheroma from a narrowed blood vessel in the neck (usually the internal carotid artery).
This operation removes a narrowing from the carotid artery in the neck, which carries blood to the brain. It aims to reduce the risk of strokes in the future.