Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 9; Issue 2.1 (April 2021)

Page No.: 7955-7959

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2021.116

Segmental Representation of Intimal Thickness in Ascending Aorta as Early Clinical Marker of Aging

Kavita Pahuja 1, Amardeep Bissa *2.

1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, SP Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, SMIMER Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr Amardeep Bissa, PhD (Medical) in Anatomy, Assistant Professor, SMIMER Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India. E-Mail: amardeepbissa@gmail.com


Background: Intimal thickness is the innermost layer of aorta; play a vital role in development of atherosclerotic changes. It may vary in the different parts of the aorta and may increase with age.

Methods: 120 aortas of adult human forensic bodies were taken. Histological slides were formed and the thickness of different segments of aorta were measured microscopically. Data were statically analyzed using ANOVA, p test methods.

Results and Discussion: There is no significant difference of Intimal thickness in different segments of ascending aorta though it significantly increase with age may be due to accumulation of medial SMCs into intima. Results agree with previous workers.

Conclusion: No significant difference between different segments of ascending aorta and it increases with age showing the aging aorta and early sign of atherosclerotic changes.

KEY WORDS: Aging, Intimal thickness, Age Groups, Smooth Muscle Cells, Medial thickness.


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Cite this article: Kavita Pahuja, Amardeep Bissa. Segmental Representation of Intimal Thickness in Ascending Aorta as Early Clinical Marker of Aging . Int J Anat Res 2021;9(2.1):7955-7959. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2021.116