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Organ: Heart + pericardium
Everywhere on the surface of the pericardium can a thin, network like diffuse material be seen. In some parts it looks like a spider-web.
Diagnosis: Cor villosum = fibrinous pericarditis
Causes (from most to least common):
- Due to end-stage chronic renal failure
- Mostly viral infection, mostly from the coxsackie virus
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Rheumatic fever
Fibrinous pericarditis is a type of fibrinous acute inflammation. The exudate is fibrinous, meaning that it contains fibrin.
The label on the pictures should be “fibrinous” not “fibrous”.