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Figure 2: Healed phase of TA in descending thoracic aorta: (a) Loose fibrocellular thickening of the intima (I); (b) junctional area between intima (I) and media (M) showing destruction of the elastic lamellae/smooth muscle with replacement fibrosis; (c) similar features are also seen toward the outer third of the media (M) and adventitia (A); (d) fibrotic adventitia (A) showing endarteritis obliterans of a branch (elastic van Gieson, ×250)

Figure 2: Healed phase of TA in descending thoracic aorta: (a) Loose fibrocellular thickening of the intima (I); (b) junctional area between intima (I) and media (M) showing destruction of the elastic lamellae/smooth muscle with replacement fibrosis; (c) similar features are also seen toward the outer third of the media (M) and adventitia (A); (d) fibrotic adventitia (A) showing endarteritis obliterans of a branch (elastic van Gieson, ×250)