10 Patent foramen ovale

Royal Victoria Hospital
Date: 1914
Size (H x W x D cm): 20 x 15 x 8
Abbott No 26

The opened left ventricle and aorta are normal. Two red rods project through fenestrations in the fossa ovalis. Several other 1 - 2 mm fenestrae are also seen.

History: Twenty-six year-old woman with “chronic infective nephritis”. Most likely incidental finding at autopsy.

Comment: See Specimen 11.

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