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A possible relationship between C.pneumoniae (CP) infection, atherosclerosis and acute myocardial infarction is a debated matter. Now we performed the search of CP in histological segments of fatal ruptured plaques and of stable plaques by histochemistry (Macchiavello stain), immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization techniques. Electron microscopy and(More)
Several lines of clinical evidence show that AMI frequently occurs at sites with mild to moderate degree of coronary stenosis. The degree of luminal stenosis depends on plaque deposition and degree of vessel remodeling, features poorly assessed by coronary angiography. This postmortem study tested the hypothesis that the size of coronary atheroma and the(More)
721 Letters DISCUSSION Cavernoma is a benign tumor and it is considered a dysplasia of the vessels-forming mesoderm 4. Cavernous hemangiomas in the vertebral, extradural, intradural ex-tramedullary and intramedullary spaces are responsible for 3 to 16% of spinal vascular anomalies 4,5. Extradural cavernous hemangioma represent 4% of all spinal epidural(More)
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