atheroembolus

atheroembolus

 [ath″er-o-em´bo-lus] (pl. atheroem´boli)
an embolus composed of cholesterol or its esters, or of fragments of atheromatous plaques, typically lodging in small arteries.
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An acute lesion often has blood, fibrin, and perhaps multinucleated giant cells surrounding the cholesterol clefts, whereas a chronic atheroembolus is embedded within intimal proliferation and/or sclerosis.