Clinico-pathological ConferenceAtheromatous (Cholesterol) Embolism

Authors: I. Šteiner;  J. Ceral *;  M. Posltová *;  Z. Nožička
Authors‘ workplace: Fingerlandův ústav patologie Lékařské fakulty UK a Fakultní nemocnice
Published in: Čes.-slov. Patol., , 2000, No. 3, p. 128-132


A case is presented of an 89-year-old woman who died following an operation for arterial embo-lism of the lower limb. The autopsy histology showed acute occlusion of a stenosed scleroticfemoral artery by thrombotic and atheromatous emboli. In addition, it showed chronic choleste-rol crystal embolism in multiple small arteries of abdominal organs, particularly of the kidneys.Abdominal aorta with severe ulcerated atherosclerosis appeared as the source of embolism.

Key words:
atheroembolism - cholesterol embolism - acute arterial occlusion of lower limbs

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