Histology Course S IV 14 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S IV 14 relapsing pulmonary embolism HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: I26.0

 47-year-old female, progressive right heart failure, temporarily decompensated. Pulmonary hypertension. Autopsy specimen.

- Numerous arteries, varying in size, containing emboli of varying age: different stages of organisation
- In some vessels, more recent emboli have attached themselves to older ones.

Unusual about this specimen is, apart from the extremely large number of emboli, the organization of the emboli which has not lead to recanalisation, but to a cell- and fibre-rich state.