Cardiac Pathology: Disseminated coronary artery aneurysmal dilatation

01 June 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas


Aneurysmal dilatation of the entire coronary vascular tree


A 1958 autopsy specimen from a 69 year old docker who had been previously fit and well. He experienced crushing central chest pain at 10 pm one evening, expiring at 4.30 am the next morning. The branches of the two main coronary arteries show exceptional degrees of distension amounting to fusiform aneurysmal dilatation. In addition there is widespread intra-luminal thrombosis.


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