Immunohistology of Aortic Fatty Streaks in Children and Adults

  • K. W. Walton
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The W.H.O. Study Group on the Classification of Atherosclerotic Lesions in 1958 defined the term “fatty streak or spot” as one applied “to superficial yellow or yellowish-grey intimal lesions which are stained selectively by fat stains” (1). The Group did not attempt to reach an agreement on the stages of progression of various changes from the earliest recognisable lesions to the onset of clinical disease. Perhaps because of this, the origin, fate and significance in relation to the development of atherosclerosis of these lesions is still a matter of controversy.


Atherosclerotic Lesion Fatty Streak Proximal Aorta Arterial Intima Muscular Coat 
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