Pathology of pulmonary thromboembolism.

@article{Wagenvoort1995PathologyOP,
  title={Pathology of pulmonary thromboembolism.},
  author={Cornelis Adriaan Wagenvoort},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 1 Suppl},
  pages={
          10S-17S
        }
}
The incidence of pulmonary thromboembolism is hard to assess by the pathologist as a result of seasonal variation of embolism and disappearance of emboli by thrombolysis. However, the great differences in estimates of the incidence in routine hospital autopsies is mainly related to variation in scrutiny of the investigation and in size of area searched microscopically. Obstruction of major pulmonary arteries almost always results from thromboembolism which is most often found in its acute stage… 

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