Success has followed opening the artery and removing the embolus.
The danger of an embolus plugging one of the smaller arteries is great and probably happens more often than we think.
When this artery is blocked close to its origin by an embolus or thrombus, total aphasia results.
And yet the mere naming of the affliction eased her, although she had no conception of what an embolus might be.
She had still no conception of what an embolus was; but she naturally assumed that Louis could define an embolus with exactitude.
As a matter of fact, Batsch under Embolus crocatus first presents an unmistakable description and figure.
An embolus occupied the pulmonary artery, resembling a blood-clot found in the left common and internal iliac veins.
At the post-mortem examination the left and right branches of the pulmonary artery contained an embolus.
One month later he was seized with urgent dyspnœa and signs clearly indicating the lodgment of an embolus in the pulmonary artery.
Detachment of a portion of the thrombus, according to Hoare, may result in the lodgment of an embolus in the brain or kidneys.