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Atherosclerosis. X-ray angiogram of a 62-year-old patient's left leg showing the femoral artery (dark). Numerous irregularities can be seen due to the presence of calcified atheromatous plaques along the length of the artery. Atherosclerosis is a condition in which an artery wall thickens as a result of accumulations (atheromas) of fatty materials such as cholesterol.
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