arteriolosclerosis


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arteriolosclerosis

[är¦tir·ē·ə‚lō·sklə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Thickening of the lining of arterioles, usually due to hyalinization or fibromuscular hyperplasia.
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Age was also compared in conjunction with the degree of arteriolosclerosis to determine the effect on the change in postoperative creatinine level at last follow-up (Table 4).
8 months) demonstrated higher postoperative creatinine levels for those kidneys with pathologically detectable severe arteriosclerosis and arteriolosclerosis, more than 10% IF/TA, and more than 5% GS, as well as for those with non-nephronsparing surgical techniques, that is, total or radical nephrectomies.
The pathology of the kidney in this entity shows prominent, diffuse, and nodular mesangial sclerosis; glomerular basement membrane thickening; and arteriosclerosis and arteriolosclerosis accompanied with hyalinosis.
In this system of classification, Scheie quantifies the changes of hypertension and arteriolosclerosis separately, in a five-stage classification ranging from normal to the most severe changes visible in the retina.
Standard textbooks of pathology and numerous other resources consistently list 3 lesions under the term arteriosclerosis: (1) atherosclerosis, (2) Monckeberg medial calcific sclerosis, and (3) arteriolosclerosis.
Benign nephrosclerosis consisted of hyaline arteriolosclerosis and arteriosclerosis with elastosis.