Histology Course S IV 15 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S IV 15 tumor embolism HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: I26.0, ICD-O: 8000/6

55-year-old female, few months' history of weight loss, loss of appetite; few months' history of increasing dyspnoea with a tremendous increase during the previous few days. Death following decompensated right heart failure. Autopsy showed carcinoma of the stomach with liver metastases.

- Numerous arteries of varying size containing clusters of tumour cells
- The tumour is epithelial in structure and consists of medium-sized atypical cells.
- Other vessels show thrombi in varying stages of organisation.
There is thrombus formation on both sides of the tumour emboli. Depending on the level of the cut surface some vessels show thrombi without tumour cells.