75-year-old male. Syncope. Aortic stenosis. Autopsy specimen.
Macroscopically: Tricuspid degenerative calcified aortic valve.
The commissure is delicate, main calcifications are situated in
valve pocket but partially extend to the edge.
- Calcification and necrotic masses distend the valve irregularly
- Blood vessels with wide lumen and thin walls surrounded by lymphocytic