Friday, March 11, 2011

What's the Diagnosis March 11, 2011

These photos are from a 30-year-old-man found dead in bed. His history is significant only for remote substance abuse. The histology of the coronary arteries and the myocardium shown below were the only pathological findings at autopsy. His toxicology was negative. What's going on and how would you sign this case out (both cause and manner)?

Friday, March 4, 2011

What's the Diagnosis March 4

First, what tissue is this?  Second, what is the underlying process responsible for these findings?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Interesting Case Report About Retinal Hemorrhages

Othon Mena, Ian Paul and Ross Reichard have just published a very interesting case report in the latest American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology titled Ocular Findings in Raised Intracranial Pressure (Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2011;32(1): 55-56.) They report the presence of retinal hemorrhages following the rupture of an intracerebral aneurysm.

Here is a link to the abstract:

For more on the topic, see my blog on the Cambridge University Press website:

Or read my blog on this site from Dec 19 (which is pretty much the same blog as the Cambridge blog.)

Always keep an open mind!