Fibromuscular dysplasia in intramuscular arteries of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

@article{Braga1996FibromuscularDI,
  title={Fibromuscular dysplasia in intramuscular arteries of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).},
  author={I S Braga and Shogo Tanaka and Chitoshi Itakura and Makoto Mizutani},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={123-30}
}
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) was found in the intramuscular arteries of both commercial (normal) and mutant (LWC) strains of Japanese quail. The mutant strain LWC is afflicted with an inherited muscular dystrophy exhibiting myotonia. The arterial lesions were classified as medial fibroplasia or medial hyperplasia, both being subtypes of medial FMD. Some lesions showed extensive proliferation of medial smooth muscle into the vascular lumen, resulting in partial occlusion of the affected blood… CONTINUE READING