Histology Course S III 14 Departement of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S III 14 ulceropolypous endocarditis HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: I33.0

70-year-old female with septic pyrexia and chills. Blood cultures show Gram-positive cocci. Operation: mitral valve replacement.

Macroscopically: polypoid fibrin deposition on valve.

- Several sections through valve
- Fibrin deposits penetrated by granulocytes and macrophages
- No evidence of bacteria (antibiotic treatment)
- Destruction of valve stroma
- Compare with specimen SIII12 and SIII13