Abbott Specimen 50

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Specimen Card Nomenclature
Stenosis of right ventricle at lower bulbar orifice. Conus a separate chamber with infective endocarditis of margins of orifice, wall of conus and pulmonary valve and large infective thrombus in conus cavity
International Classification of Diseases
Congenital right ventricular outflow tract obstruction
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Plate XVII, Figure 1
Dr. Thalheimer
Middle aged woman
Front view shows a structurally normal pulmonary artery (A) and valve (V). A blue rod is present in a markedly narrowed right ventricular outflow tract below the valve. Small granularities (arrows) can be seen on its upper surface and on one of the pulmonary valve leaflets, consistent with small thrombotic vegetations of infectious endocarditis.
Pulmonary blood flow can be compromised by stenosis below, at or above the pulmonary valve. It may be accompanied by a septal defect, such as a patent foramen ovale, allowing blood to shunt from the right to the left side of the heart. As with any cardiac anomaly that causes an alteration in normal blood flow, this increases the risk of infection, as occurred in this case.

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Plate XVII, Figure 1

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