Orekhova NM, Andreeva ER, Shekhonin BV, Govorunov GV, Buyanovsky VL, Pokrovsky AV, Orekhov AN, Smirnov VN
Arch Pathol Lab Med 1987 Dec 111:12 1163-8
The morphology of unaffected intima, atherosclerotic plaque, and postoperative obstructions of the distal anastomosis of the human femoral artery was studied by light and immunofluorescence microscopy. It was established that a focal thickening at the site of the distal anastomosis is identical with an atherosclerotic plaque in structure and localization of certain extracellular matrix components. A distinctive feature of the intimal thickening at the site of the distal anastomosis is the presence of an organized thrombus. These data suggest that obstruction of the distal anastomosis occurs due to the development of an atherosclerotic plaque complicated by an organized thrombus.