01 January 2015

Pulmonary hypertension secondary to left heart disease

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All credits to Vera Demarchi Aiello FPVRI, Pathologist-in-chief at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, in Sao Paulo SP, Brazil

Photomicrographies of lung vessels from a 59-year-old patient with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis and pulmonary hypertension. In a) we see two veins with thick walls and intimal fibrosis and in b) a pre-acinar artery with hypertrophy of the medial layer and concentric intimal proliferation. Mllers elastic stain and hematoxylin-eosin, respectively.

 

Additional keywords: rheumatic,mitral,stenosis,vein,proliferation

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