Description: This medical exhibit depicts the mechanism of a fatal pulmonary embolism. The exhibit begins with a depiction of the the initial formation of the embolus in the leg. The pathway to the lungs is mapped in a second illustration. An large inset features the heart and lungs with the embolus lodged in a vessel. The areas of necrosis due to insufficient blood supply are depicted and labelled.
Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015
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