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IPLab:Lab 4:Thromboembolus


Clinical SummaryEdit

This 67-year-old male was hospitalized because of extensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Following surgery, during which diseased portions of the femoral arteries were bypassed, he developed massive pulmonary embolization and expired.

Autopsy FindingsEdit

At autopsy, thrombi were found in the femoral and iliac veins, as well as in the larger pulmonary arteries.


Virtual MicroscopyEdit

Lung: ThromboembolusEdit

Normal LungEdit

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A thrombus is a solid mass resulting from the aggregation of blood constituents within the vascular system.

An occlusion is a blockage.