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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 7

Lecture outline

The vascular topics are concluded with descriptions of the pathological processes of thrombosis, embolism, infarction, hypertension and heart failure. These are very common events that need to be understood.

Ischaemia 3

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Female age 69

Tissue: Lung

This moderately obese woman returned from a holiday in the United States complaining of pleuritic chest pain. Her GP thought it was musculo-skeletal and prescribed an anti-inflammatory drug. After a further episode of acute chest pain she was admitted to hospital but within 24hrs she suffered a massive pulmonary embolism and died instantly. The gross photograph shows the lower lobe of the left lung and the slide is taken from the deeply congested area. What is the pathology in the lung (Diagnosis 1)? What do you think is the source of the thrombo-embolus that caused sudden death (Diagnosis 2)?

The lower lobe is deeply congested and appears 'solid' compared to surrounding lung.


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