Chapter 5. Localization of Atherosclerotic Lesions

  1. Rodney A. White MD1 and
  2. Larry H. Hollier MD2
  1. Christopher K. Zarins,
  2. Chengpei Xu,
  3. Charles A. Taylor and
  4. Seymour Glagov

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch5

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

How to Cite

Zarins, C. K., Xu, C., Taylor, C. A. and Glagov, S. (2007) Localization of Atherosclerotic Lesions, in Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition (eds R. A. White and L. H. Hollier), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California

  2. 2

    Dean, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122023

Online ISBN: 9780470987094

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Keywords:

  • atherosclerotic lesions;
  • intima;
  • atherogenesis;
  • adventitia;
  • carotid bifurcation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Arterial structure and function

  • Physiologic adaptation of the arterial wall

  • Human atherosclerotic plaque morphology

  • Mechanical determinants of plaque localization

  • Susceptible regions of the arterial vasculature

  • Conclusion