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The pathology of cholesterol embolism arising as a complication of intra-aortic catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2599512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cholesterol embolism is an unusual but serious complication of intra-arterial procedures such as arteriography and angioplasty. The pathological findings in four cases confirm that this syndrome is due to disseminated micro-emboli composed mainly of cholesterol crystals and that these originate from atheromatous plaques in the aorta which may be traumatized by the catheter used in the intra-arterial procedure. However, angiography is not the sole precipitating cause of this syndrome but is an exacerbating event in a pre-existing process.
Authors:
A Kennedy; D Cumberland; P Gaines
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histopathology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0309-0167     ISO Abbreviation:  Histopathology     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-29     Completed Date:  1990-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704136     Medline TA:  Histopathology     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Histopathology, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aorta
Aortography / adverse effects
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Cholesterol*
Embolism / etiology*,  pathology
Female
Fibrosis / pathology
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
57-88-5/Cholesterol

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