Figure 24. Pathologic lesions of a 39-year-old white male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 24. Pathologic lesions of a 39-year-old white male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 24. Pathologic lesions of a 39-year-old white male who died SCD outside the hospital.
Figure 24. Pathologic lesions of a 39-year-old white male who died SCD outside the hospital.

Figure 24

Pathologic lesions of a 39-year-old white male who died SCD outside the hospital. A, Dissected coronary artery showing moderate stenosis in the mid-LAD branch. Asterisk = main left coronary artery. B, Gross view of the narrowing in A showing 80% luminal stenosis with an intact fibrous cap (white arrow) overlying an empty, shelled out, necrotic core (white asterisk). No occlusive thrombus is present. Black asterisk = normal lumen. C, Histologic section of the UP in B, showing a remnant of the fibrous cap (white arrow) and an empty necrotic core (white asterisk) without evidence of thrombosis. D, Cholesterol crystals and other plaque debris in a small branch of the vasa vasorum supplying the artery wall distal to the UP in B.

From: Chapter 12, The Toxic Atheroma

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

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