Short description: Medical term for an opening or cut of an artery wall
Arteriotomy (or arterotomy) is a medical term for an opening or cut of an artery wall. It is a common step in many vascular surgical procedures and operations. The corresponding term for an incision into a vein is a venotomy.
Either a transverse or a longitudinal incision can be made (with respect to the direction of the artery), depending on the situation. The incision is typically made with a scalpel and extended with surgical scissors.
- ↑ Kirk, R. M.; Winslet, Marc C. (2007) (in en). Essential General Surgical Operations. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 261. ISBN 978-0443103148. https://books.google.com/books?id=T4bUKXR508wC&q=Arteriotomy. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
- ↑ Wahlberg, Eric; Goldstone, Jerry (2017) (in en). Emergency Vascular Surgery: A Practical Guide. Springer. p. 201. ISBN 9783662540190. https://books.google.com/books?id=U248DwAAQBAJ&q=Arteriotomy. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
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