Heterogeneous Morphological Patterns of the Fibroatheromatous Plaque and Risk Factors

  • Luigi Giusto Spagnoli
  • Alessandro Mauriello
  • Giampiero Palmieri
  • Augusto Orlandi
  • Giuseppe Santeusanio
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 219)


Vascular changes in human atherosclerosis are heterogeneous in both architecture and histocytological composition of the lesions (1–3), The histological characterization of the fibroatheromatous plaques and their histogenesis are, however, still to be defined. Factors responsible for the evolution of intimal lesions and the mechanisms and stages of fibroatheromatous plaque formation are still largely obscure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Giusto Spagnoli
    • 1
  • Alessandro Mauriello
    • 1
  • Giampiero Palmieri
    • 1
  • Augusto Orlandi
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Santeusanio
    • 1
  1. 1.Cattedra di Anatomia ed Istologia PatologicaII Universita’ di Roma “Tor Vergata”RomaItaly

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