Figure 21. A–F are sections taken from three contiguous segments of the proximal LAD coronary artery of a 34-year-old male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 21. A–F are sections taken from three contiguous segments of the proximal LAD coronary artery of a 34-year-old male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 21. A–F are sections taken from three contiguous segments of the proximal LAD coronary artery of a 34-year-old male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 21. A–F are sections taken from three contiguous segments of the proximal LAD coronary artery of a 34-year-old male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 21. A–F are sections taken from three contiguous segments of the proximal LAD coronary artery of a 34-year-old male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 21. A–F are sections taken from three contiguous segments of the proximal LAD coronary artery of a 34-year-old male who died SCD outside the hospital.

Figure 21

AF are sections taken from three contiguous segments of the proximal LAD coronary artery of a 34-year-old male who died SCD outside the hospital. A & B are from the proximal segment, C & D from the middle segment, and E & F from the distal segment. Gross (A) and microscopic (B) are views of a large, circumferential, but incompletely organized mural thrombus (arrows) producing severe luminal stenosis. Magnification x15. Low- (C) and high-power (D) views of the mural thrombus showing the surface is covered with a platelet thrombus, indicating the thrombus (arrows) is actively growing. Low- (E) and high-power (F) views of the distal end of the thrombus showing many platelet fibrin microemboli (arrows) and a great reduction in the size of the thrombus. In F, a remnant of the fibrous cap has been incorporated into the thrombus (solid arrows). A marked infiltration of T cells (open arrows) into the deep area of the intima is also present. B - F, All MSB stain.

From: Chapter 9, Thrombosis and the Injurious Agent

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Inflammatory Atherosclerosis: Characteristics of the Injurious Agent.
Frink RJ.
Sacramento (CA): Heart Research Foundation; 2002.
Copyright © 2002, Richard J Frink.

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