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1. What are the lungs weights? Are they normal?
2. Why would lungs weigh so much? Why, in this case, do they weigh so much?
3. There is a lot of fluid on the cutting board. Why is that? Where did it come from?
4. The physician mentions he’s surprised there wasn’t much pleural fluid? Why is he surprised?
5. When would congestion be associated pleural fluid? Why might it not be?
6. What’s the difference between “chronic” changes, “acute” changes and “terminal” changes in the body?
7. Do you think the pulmonary congestion was chronic, acute or terminal? Why?
8. What might the mechanism of pulmonary congestion have been in this case?
8. Do you think you would see pulmonary edema also in this case, if you were to look under the microscope?
9. Can you see pulmonary congestion without pulmonary edema?
10. What’s another example of a terminal physiologic change?