[Calcifications in temporal arteries -- their morphogenesis in comparison to physiological osteogenesis].

  • Mohr W
  • Görz E
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Abstract

Vascular calcification, traditionally regarded as a dystrophic process, has recently been interpreted as a bone-like biologically regulated phenomenon. Because temporal arteries which also contain calcifications are easily available from biopsies of older individuals with suspected giant cell arteritis, we studied the morphogenesis of this calcification in comparison with the development of fetal bone.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis: pathology
  • Biopsy
  • Calcinosis
  • Calcinosis: pathology
  • Elastic Tissue
  • Elastic Tissue: pathology
  • Electron Probe Microanalysis
  • Female
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis: pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteogenesis
  • Osteogenesis: physiology
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica: pathology
  • Temporal Arteries
  • Temporal Arteries: pathology
  • Tunica Intima
  • Tunica Intima: pathology
  • Tunica Media
  • Tunica Media: pathology

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  • W Mohr

  • E Görz

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