Difference 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 the cardiovascular system by any mass which can be solid, liquid, gaseous.
2. The formed mass is called a thrombus. The formed mass is called the embolus.
3. Pathogenesis- Locally formed. Pathogenesis- Travelled from distance
4. Attachment to vessel wall firmly adherent Loosely attached or lying free.
5. Microscopy-Platelet & fibrin in the layer. Line of Zahn seen the alternate white or red layer, red is soft. & white are firm or pale. Microscopy- Mixed with a blood clot, the lines of Zahn is rarely seen.
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