Cardiac Pathology: Congenital: Pulmonary stenosis

01 July 2011
Presented by Mary Sheppard.


Congenital pulmonary stenosis


An 1866 autopsy specimen from a 19 year old male, admitted under Dr. Habershon for heart disease. He had always been short of breath on exertion and had frequently suffered from attacks of syncope. The extremities were "purple-red" and cold. A systolic bruit was heard over the sternum. The radial pulse was small and intermittent. At the autopsy the pericardial sac was found to contain "49 ounces of clear serum". The viscera were congested.


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