thrombosis-embolismDifference between Thrombosis & Embolism

1. Definition Thrombosis is the process of formation of solid mass in circulation from the constituent of blood. Definition Embolism is the process of partial or complete obstruction of cardiovascular system by any mass which can be solid, liquid, gaseous.
2. The formed mass is called thrombus. Formed mass is called embolus.
3. Pathologenesis Locally formed. Pathologenesis Travelled from distance
4. Attachment to vessel wall firmly adherent Loosely attached or lying free.
5. Microscopy-Platelet & fibrin in layer. Line of zahn seen alternate white or red layer, red are soft. & white are firm or pale. Microscopy Mixed with blood clot, lines of zahn are rarely seen.