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Fig. 1. (A) Three layers forming wall of aorta: tunica intima (TI), tunica media (TM) formed of concentrically-arranged smooth muscle (black arrow) and tunica adventitia (TA) exhibiting vasa vasorum (white arrow) (group I, H&E, ×200). (B) Tunica intima exhibiting simple squamous endothelium (black arrow) with underlying lamina propria (white arrow) (group I, H&E, ×400). (C) Thickening of tunica intima (TI) with fat deposition (black arrow) and appearance of foam cells (white arrow). Tunica adventitia shows inflammatory reaction (arrow heads) (group II, H&E, ×200). (D) Thickening of tunica intima (TI) with fat deposition (black arrow) and appearance of foam cells (white arrow) (group II, H&E, ×400). (E) Increased thickness of the whole wall of aorta (double headed arrow) with protrusion of intima into lumen (black arrow) (group II, H&E, ×200). (F) Smooth muscle proliferation and migration into intima (black arrow) (group II, H&E, ×400). (G) Thickened wall of aorta with protrusion into lumen (black arrow) and thinning of adventitia (white arrow) (group II, H&E, ×200). (H) normal aorta except tunica media show some foam cells (black arrow) and congested vasa vasorum within tunica adventitia (white arrow) (group III, H&E, ×200).
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