IPLab:Lab 4:Atheromatous Emboli

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Clinical Summary

This 71-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with dry gangrene of the left great toe. Subsequently, he was found to have a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the left upper lobe of the lung. He developed a perforation of a duodenal ulcer with generalized peritonitis and died five days after admission.

Autopsy Findings

Gross examination of the aorta revealed severe atherosclerosis with extensive mural thrombusMural thrombosis is the formation of multiple thrombi along an injured endocardial wall. formation. Recent infarcts were noted in the spleen and in the left kidney. An old posterior myocardial infarct was noted. The left iliac artery also appeared to be almost totally occluded. A whitish-tan tumor was noted in the apical portion of the left upper lobe of the lung with metastases in the carinal and hilar lymph nodes.


Virtual Microscopy

Kidney: Atheromatous Emboli

Normal Kidney

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