From the Fatty Streak to the Calcified Lesion

  • Elspeth B. Smith
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Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 51)


Juvenile-type fatty streaks are the earliest lesions that can be recognized by macroscopic inspection of aortas of children. They characteristically appear as small yellow/white dots most frequently in longitudinal lines between the intercostal branches, they stain brilliantly red with macroscopic sudan staining, and Holman reported that they were already present in all children aged more than 3, increased in area rapidly between ages 8–15, and reached a maximum at about age 20 (1).


Cholesterol Ester Fatty Streak Calcify Lesion Mural Thrombus Fibrous Plaque 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elspeth B. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical PathologyUniversity of AberdeenForesterhill, AberdeenScotland, UK

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