Atherectomies, Percutaneous Transluminal
Atherectomy, Percutaneous Transluminal
Percutaneous Transluminal Atherectomies
Percutaneous Transluminal Atherectomy
Transluminal Atherectomies, Percutaneous
Transluminal Atherectomy, Percutaneous
Endovascular procedure in which atheromatous plaque is excised by a cutting or rotating catheter. It differs from balloon and laser angioplasty procedures which enlarge vessels by dilation but frequently do not remove much plaque. If the plaque is removed by surgical excision under general anesthesia rather than by an endovascular procedure through a catheter, it is called ENDARTERECTOMY.