The distribution of atheroma in the aorta

  • James Bell


Atheroma in the aorta is most marked around the origins of the intercostal and lumbar arteries. These differ from the larger branches in forming right-angled junctions with the main trunk and their origins are therefore sites of increased strain due to (1) weakness of structure and (2) increased internal stress.


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  1. 1.
    Thoma:Zeigler’s Beiträge, Bd. 66, s. 259.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ranke:Ibid., Bd. 71, s. 78.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Muir:Textbook of Pathology, 2nd Edition, 1929, page 268.Google Scholar

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