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Illustration of vascular surgery with an endarterectomy. The operation involves, after the vessel has been clamped and incised, removing the atheromatous plaque in the lining of the artery. The closing is performed with a sutured patch. It is mainly performed on carotid arteries and the lower limbs in the case of an arteritis.
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