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Artery with atherosclerosis, elastin stain

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This image illustrates in cross-section an artery which is largely occluded by intimal thickening. 

The boundary between the intima and the media is marked the internal elastic lamina.  (Click on thumbnail for a lower-magnification overview.)

 

 

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