In the walls of the verminous aneurism one not unfrequently finds all the pathological changes exhibited by atheroma in man.
atheroma in the vessels of the brain is a frequent cause of cerebral apoplexy.
It is a very common result of endocarditis extending into the aorta, which we find perhaps the most frequent seat of atheroma.
Such dilatations are usually due to chronic endarteritis and atheroma.
The average age was 53 years, and the aorta presented some degree of atheroma in half the cases.
atheroma is common after middle life and increases in frequency with age.
Chronic endarteritis is fruitful in the production of thrombus and atheroma.
Like the worm-aneurism itself, atheroma of the abdominal arteries arises from a circumscribed acute and subacute endo-arteritis.
Thus there appears to be more liability to atheroma in the gross corpulent diabetic even than in the gouty man.
atheroma ath·er·o·ma (āth'ə-rō'mə)
n. pl. ath·er·o·mas or ath·er·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A deposit or degenerative accumulation of lipid-containing plaques on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery.