Histology Course A II 9 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histology Course

A II 9 hemosiderin-laden macrophages (heart failure cells) in pulmonary congestion Fe further information (German) on HiPaKu 
  ICD-10: J81
 
   
Female, 76 y., hypertensive heart disease with chronic left heart failure. Dyspnea, orthopnea. The patient died of acute left heart failure. autopsy material
 
- the alveolar capillaries are engorged
- perivascular transsudate in alveolar septa
- intraalveolar granular pink precipitate
- alveolar microhemorrhages (bleedings) from interalveolar cappilaries into alveolar lumen
- abundant hemosiderin-laden intraalveolar macrophages
- fibrosis of the alveolar septae