aortoiliac bypass

[ā-ôr′tō-ĭlē-ăk′]

n.

A shunt uniting the aorta and iliac artery to relieve obstruction of the lower abdominal aorta.

Nearby words

  1. aortitis,
  2. aortoclasia,
  3. aortocoronary,
  4. aortogram,
  5. aortography,
  6. aortoiliac occlusive disease,
  7. aortopathy,
  8. aortoplasty,
  9. aortorenal bypass,
  10. aortorrhaphy


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