- The larynx and trachea were normal.
- Both lungs appeared very small; as you can see, both of the lungs are much smaller than the pericardial sac - they would normally extend either end of the pericardial sac if the heart and lungs were taken out together in a normal specimen. The right lung weighed 370g and the left lung weighed 330g. They were also rather dense and floppy.
On sectioning, the lungs appeared free from fluid and other secretions; the bronchi were also clear of secretions.
- There were no emboli or stenoses in the pulmonary vessels.
- There was a small bilateral pleural effusion of about 50mls on each side.