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percutaneous transluminal angioplasty

percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in Medicine

percutaneous transluminal angioplasty n.
A procedure for enlarging a narrowed arterial lumen by peripheral introduction of a balloon-tip catheter followed by dilation of the lumen as the inflated catheter tip is withdrawn.

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