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Illustration showing the thickening of the arterial wall due to deposits of cholesterol and fatty material accumulating under the interstitial lining of the vessel with a surface defect in the lumen. Inset shows low-density lipoproteins, red blood cells, white blood cells (seen migrating into the vessel wall) and foam cells. The illustration shows stenosis with an approximately 50% narrowing of the lumen.
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