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Pathologic findings in 25 autopsies of AIDS. The common and severe changes of the central nervous system, lungs, adrenals, heart, kidneys and gonads are reviewed in a series of autopsies of AIDS. In the brain, HIV infection induces directly inflammatory infiltrates including the typical multinucleated giant cells described by Sharer. In addition, primary… (More)
A case of a malakoplakia of the appendix in a sixty-year-old woman is reported. No involvement of the organs or important general diseases were present and the patient, after the appendicectomy, promptly recovered. Only three cases of malakoplakia of the appendix have previously been described in the literature and they are briefly summarized.
Two autoptic cases of cavernous hemoangioma of the adrenal gland are reported. The nosology of these lesions is briefly reviewed.
We describe the case of a 71-year-old man with history of inferior wall myocardial infarction and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgically treated. The patient, admitted to hospital for chest pain, after 24 hours suddenly dead for ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest. Chest X Ray, echocardiogram and Computed Tomography had shown a very large paracardiac… (More)
Disseminated pulmonary ossification is a rather rare finding. Two classical cases of the dendriform and seven of the nodular one, even if with minimal aspects, were reported. They were found through a revision of 720 postmortem registers and a reexamination of their histological specimens. A typical morphologic picture was observed. About formal genesis of… (More)
Two autoptic cases of cavernous hemangioma of the adrenal gland are reported. The nosology of these lesions is briefly reviewed.