1What is thrombectomy?
Removal of a thrombus ( blood clot) is known as thrombectomy. When the blood supply to an extremity or any organ is stopped suddenly, this operation is performed to re-establish blood circulation
2When it should be performed?
It should be performed as soon as possible. Ideally within 6-24 hours of the onset of the symptoms.
If the operation is delayed, the results are suboptimal.
3What are the complications of the operation?
Complications depend upon many variables like the condition of the patient, the cause of the blockage, the timing of the operation, etc. However, Complications like re-thrombosis, infection, and amputation can happen in few patients.
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