Francis Y.H Tien Vascular Centre
Atherosclerotic Plaque. This is a piece of fibrous plaque removed during carotid endarterectomy. Such lesions are most commonly found at the carotid bifurcation. They are caused by infection of the intimal-medial layers, resulting in an accumulation of lipids, macrophages, and fibrous tissue. Over time, they may develop into necrosis, ulceration, or hemorrhage.