By D. Eugene Strandness (auth.), M. Gene Bond Ph.D., William Insull Jr. M.D., Seymour Glagov M.D., A. Bleakley Chandler M.D., J. Fredrick Cornhill D. Phil. (eds.)
This quantity is the fabricated from a February 1982 convention, cosponsored through the yankee center organization, the nationwide Institutes of health and wellbeing, and the Bowman grey college of drugs, which tested suggestions for delineating quantitatively the typical heritage of atherosclerosis. opposed to the heritage of present pathologic and scientific wisdom of atherosclerosis, invasive and noninvasive evaluative tools now in use and less than improvement are surveyed intensive. Correlative clinicopathologic reports of atherosclerosis pose exact questions with admire to either luminal and plaque features which are addressed during this quantity. An outdated observa tion, in accordance with the exam of arterial casts, advised that the so-called nodose lesion of atherosclerosis could be firstly flattened into the wall of a weakened, dilated artery, instead of raised into the lumen. this can be now totally proven in vivo by means of ultrasonic and different imaging thoughts. The morbid anatomist is challenged anew to explain lesions as they're prone to ensue in vivo. to accomplish nearer correlation with average stipulations, perfu sion fixation of arteries below arterial strain is changing into extra time-honored and has already validated extra legitimate quantita tion of the composition and configuration of lesions. whereas the noninvasive tools of B-mode and Doppler ultrasound are appropriate just for the medical examine of superficial arteries, similar to the carotid or femoral, the hot and comparatively noninvasive method of intravenous electronic subtraction angio graphy should be successfully used for the exam of deep structures, resembling cerebral vessels.
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Although most lumens are circular and have relatively smooth surfaces, absolute luminal dimensions may be incorrectly estimated on single projections, because lesions are usually eccentric, but particularly when conditions do arise, spontaneously or by intervention, to alter lesion configurations and render lumens oval or slit-like. Estimates of degree of narrowing can be made only by comparison of a selected stenosis with the diameter of a presumably uninvolved Quantitating Atherosclerosis adjacent vessel segment.
Ul trasound imaging therefore holds out the possibility of assessing true extent and localization of disease, severity of stenosis, lesion composition, ulceration, and the state of thrombi (complication), as well as the effects of disease on the mechanical properties of the artery wall. With multiplex systems that provide, in addition to images, information concerning flow velocity at any point and spectral analysis of flow disturbances, data can be obtained simultaneously concerning the hemodynamic consequences of visualized lesions.
DO SOME LESIONS FORM CONVEX BULGES INTO THE LUMEN ON TRANSVERSE CROSS SECTIONS? Although atherosclerotic lesions usually appear as eccentric deposits on cross sections of arteries, advanced lesions in relatively small vessels such as the coronary arteries, may occupy the entire circumference before occlusion occurs. Presumably, a progressing lesion enlarges in both longitudinal and circumferential directions and encirclement would tend to occur as soon as the circumferential expanse of the lesion is equal to the circumference of the vessel.
Clinical Diagnosis of Atherosclerosis: Quantitative Methods of Evaluation by D. Eugene Strandness (auth.), M. Gene Bond Ph.D., William Insull Jr. M.D., Seymour Glagov M.D., A. Bleakley Chandler M.D., J. Fredrick Cornhill D. Phil. (eds.)