IPLab:Lab 4:Thromboembolus

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Clinical Summary[edit]

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 Findings[edit]

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


Virtual Microscopy[edit]

Lung: Thromboembolus[edit]

Normal Lung[edit]

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Related IPLab Cases[edit]

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

An occlusion is a blockage.