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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fash'e-ot'o-me

Definition: Incision through a fascia; used in the treatment of certain disorders and injuries when marked swelling is present or anticipated, that could compromise blood flow; fasciotomy may be combined with embolectomy in the treatment of acute arterial embolism.

[fascio- + G. tome, incision]

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