This chapter outlines the anatomy, clinical presentation, and relevant clinical investigations. Details of both non-neoplastic and neoplastic pathological conditions affecting this organ site are given. Clinical considerations in obtaining the diagnostic biopsy and therapeutic resection specimens are outlined, with details of their handling and dissection in the histopathology laboratory. This is correlated with relevant histopathology reports, giving summary of core prognostic and patient management items. Current WHO and TNM classifications are referenced.


Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Heart Disease Constrictive Pericarditis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Histopathology LaboratoryAltnagelvin Hospital, Western Health and Social Care TrustLondonderryUK

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