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Figure 16 | Acta Neuropathologica Communications

Figure 16

From: Selective vulnerability of the cerebral vasculature to blast injury in a rat model of mild traumatic brain injury

Figure 16

Chronic microvascular pathology following blast exposure. Electron micrographs (A, B, C) taken from serial sections of the same cortical microvessel. Sections are taken from the frontal cortex of a rat that received three 74.5 kPa blast exposures and was sacrificed 6 months after the last exposure. Note the amorphous material in the lumen creating a near complete occlusion (asterisk). The vessel also becomes narrowed (arrow in panel C). The neuropil surrounding the vessel appears normal. Scale bar: 5 μm.

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