atherosis


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ath·er·o·ma

(ath'er-ō'mă),
The lipid deposits in the intima of arteries, producing a yellow swelling on the endothelial surface; a characteristic of atherosclerosis.
Synonym(s): atherosis
[G. athērē, gruel, + -ōma, tumor]

atherosis

(1) Atherosclerosis. 
(2) Atheroma.
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A, Absence of spiral artery modeling with retention of musculoelastic elements in the arterial wall; note the acute atherosis affecting the vessel on the right.
According to Robertson, (17) acute atherosis is a lesion limited to blood vessels that have not been altered by the normal adaptive processes of implantation.
A single finding either in the gross or microscopy cannot be said as pathognomonic of PIH but acute atherosis, fibrinoid necrosis and endothelial proliferation were more specific and significant findings in our study.
An interesting histologic finding among the endometrial and myometrial necrosis was a profile of a vessel containing lesion that appeared similar to the fibrinoid necrosis and atherosis seen in maternal decidual vasculopathy in pregnancy (Figure).