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13 BAC was defined as accumulation of calcium in the medial layer of the peripheral arterioles, called as MAlnckeberg medial calcific sclerosis or medial arterial calcification.
Currently, arteriosclerosis is classified into 3 lesions: (1) atherosclerosis, (2) Monckeberg medial calcific sclerosis, and (3) arteriolosclerosis.
Monckeberg medial calcific sclerosis, as its name implies, is a calcification process that affects the media of large and medium-sized arteries.
Because the term Monckeberg medial calcific sclerosis (Figure 2, C) is probably only partially accurate and because there are other forms of arterial calcification, we feel this and other nonatherosclerotic forms of arterial calcification are better described as "primary arterial calcification.
Although Monckeberg medial calcific sclerosis is not entirely medial and probably begins in the IEL, it is not our intention to rob Monckeberg of his namesake.
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