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URBANA ATLAS OF PATHOLOGY

Image Number 18 - Artery, aorta, atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (AS), is characterized by atheromatous plaques, up to 1.5 cm in diamter, lining the lumen of the vessel. The plaques consist of a superficial fibrous cap composed of smooth muscle cells, leukocytes, and dense collagen overlying more smooth muscle cells, macrophages, and T-cells.

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