"Embolism, Cholesterol" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Blocking of a blood vessel by CHOLESTEROL-rich atheromatous deposits, generally occurring in the flow from a large artery to small arterial branches. It is also called arterial-arterial embolization or atheroembolism which may be spontaneous or iatrogenic. Patients with spontaneous atheroembolism often have painful, cyanotic digits of acute onset.
- Embolism, Cholesterol
- Cholesterol Embolisms
- Embolisms, Cholesterol
- Cholesterol Embolism
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