Histology Course S III 12 Departement of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S III 12 "thrombotic" endocarditis HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: I33.9
 
 

 80-year-old female with metastatic carcinoma of the tail of pancreas. Deposits on mitral valve. Autopsy specimen.

Macroscopically: posterior mitral valve leaflet with reddish deposits at closure site

- Cross-section through normal posterior mitral valve leaflet (cross-section through tendon fibres and postmortal coagulation)
- Thrombus overlying the mitral valve leaflet near closure site. There are no inflammatory cells and bacteria (as opposed to specimen SIII13 and SIII14).
- The underlying valve is soft.