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This photograph of the proximal aorta, reveals pathologic consequences in a case of cardiovascular syphilis. Note that the arrows point out the two coronary ostia, or openings into the coronary arteries, and how syphilis caused arterial stenosis, or narrowing of these openings, a feature of late syphilis. Also, note the tree-bark effect seen in the intimal lining of the aorta, just superior to the aortic valve.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1971
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