ID#: 846
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This image reveals the atherosclerotic changes found in a gross pathology specimen of a human aorta, harvested at the time of this person’s autopsy. Note the fatty deposits, or plaque, that coated the artery’s innermost layer, the tunica intima. Plaque is made up of cholesterol deposits, and over time, becomes calcified, a process which was evident here, as seen in the lighter colored plaque areas.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
Creation Date: 1972
Photo Credit: Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.