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.