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.

atheroembolus

/ath·ero·em·bo·lus/ (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.

atheroembolus

pl. atheroemboli; an embolus composed of cholesterol or its esters (typically lodging in small arteries) or of fragments of atheromatous plaques.
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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.