Carotid endarterectomy

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Medical Definition of Carotid endarterectomy

Carotid endarterectomy: Endarterectomy (a surgical procedure designed to clean out material occluding an artery) done on the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck that supplies blood to the brain) to restore normal blood flow through it to the brain and prevent a stroke.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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