Case 42 Part 2




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What's inside?


 

Heart and lung block
Pulmonary embolism
Main, lobar and sublobar pulmonary arteries




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Discussion Questions


 

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1. Orient the specimen first (right, left, anterior, posterior).
 
 
2. Identify the first time in the video pulmonary embolism is identified.
 
 
3. What vessels is it in? (The vessel is not easily visible, but can be inferred from the nearby anatomy.)
 
 
4. The aorta is transected during the opening of what vessel?
 
 
5. Describe the texture of the pulmonary embolism (soft, firm, other?).
 
 
6. Why might this be important to notice (see history)?
 
 
7. Does the pulmonary embolism appear stuck onto the vessel wall or is loose in the vessel?
 
 
8. Why is this clinically important?
 
 
9. How does this fit with the history?
 
 
10. Why is there edema in the lung?




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