PROFESSORS P.M. MOTTA, G. MACCHIARELLI, A. CAGGIATI & F.M. MAGLIOCCA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PROFESSORS P.M. MOTTA, G. MACCHIARELLI, A. CAGGIATI & F.M. MAGLIOCCA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Arterial anastomosis. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the lumen of the femoral artery showing its internal wall, following and end to end anastomosis. This is a surgical procedure in which the artery is cut and part of it is removed; the two healthy ends of the artery are then sutured (green) together. It is carried out to remove regions of an artery which have become blocked due to thrombi (clots) or atheroma (fat) plaques. Some red blood cells are seen at bottom right and platelets (yellow) are at bottom. Magnification: x3100 at 6x7cm size.
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