endarteritis


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end·ar·te·ri·tis

 (ĕn′där-tə-rī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the inner lining of an artery.

[New Latin endartērium, inner lining of an artery; see endarterectomy + -itis.]
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Noun1.endarteritis - inflammation of the inner lining of an artery
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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The disease process involves an entry point for microorganisms (rupture of skin) with synergistic polymicrobial infection leading to obliterative endarteritis of subcutaneous arteries, necrosis of skin, subcutaneous tissues, fat, muscles, fasciae with suppuration and gas formation.
When treatment necessitates radiation therapy, complications include decreased mucus production (which can lead to xerostomia and mucositis), hyperpigmentation, scarring, anosmia, spinal cord myelitis, endarteritis, osteoradionecrosis, and the potential for radiation-induced tumors in the younger population.
Stem obliterative endarteritis, a misnomer term applied to a swelling of intimal cells with occlusion of vascular lumen (Figure 1, O), due to hypoxia-stimulated medial vasoconstriction, is essentially a herniation of smooth muscle cytoplasm into the vascular lumen.
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Histology shows obliterative endarteritis involving the vasa vasora of the major vessels.
The actual incidence of endarteritis is difficult to estimate and changes depending on the age of the population surveyed and the era in which estimates are made.
Treponema pallidum results mainly in a small vessel endarteritis but can also affect the medium and large arteries.