I. Where to Start

What is a simple approach to describing gross pathology?

When faced with a pathology specimen, don’t panic –> just be systematic.

There are 5 steps. Here’s what to do: (click on each tab to expand)

Exercise:  Cause and effect – Below is a heart specimen with a myocardial infarct in the left ventricle. Look carefully = can you spot the cause – the occluded coronary artery (left anterior descending artery)? If not, check out the video below.

If you can’t play the video, watch it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iU_CGNQj7lA

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