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Cardiovascular Volume

Image Number 007 - Embolism, tumor

An embolus is any mass that has been carried by the blood to a distant site. We normally think of emboli as composed of coagulated blood or perhaps gas. However, this is an interesting example of a piece of a tumor which has embolized and is seen here lodged in two small arteries. The emboli are large, pink, and cellular and are seen at 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock.

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