Amyloidosis of the Aorta
A review of the literature would suggest that amyloid deposition into the intima of the aorta is an unusual finding. An opportunity to study this condition in a patient with primary amyloidosis is the basis for this report. The suggestion is made that factors responsible for this may involve mechanisms similar to those that participate in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.