Histology Course A III 32 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histology Course

A III 32 congestion and edema of the lung HE further information (German) on HiPaKu 
  ICD-10: J81
 
   
76-year-old male suffered from left ventricular heart failure due to hypertension (specimen from autopsy).
 
- The capillaries are distended and engorged with blood.
- Alveolar septae are widened due to edema.
- Alveolar spaces are filled with amorphous, eosinophilic edema fluid.
- Alveolar exudate contains few cells, mostly alveolar macrophages.

 
Inflammatory exudates stain more intensely due to the higher protein content.