The wall of the aneurism is atheromatous, or calcified; the middle coat may be atrophied.
Can the atheromatous process be influenced with equal or with any success?
These "abscesses" are frequent and in rupturing leave open ulcers with smooth bases, the atheromatous ulcer.
Thrombosis is favored, and where atheromatous ulcers are formed, embolism is to be feared.
Hauser91 found an aneurismal dilatation of an atheromatous and thrombosed arterial twig in the floor of a recent ulcer.
The patient was an atheromatous subject, with cardiac hypertrophy, bronchitis, and emphysema.
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.