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15. Drawn from specimen No. 2410. Pathologischa-Xnatomisches Institut. Vienna. Case briefly described by Rokitansky (1875. p. 47). Day laborer 21 years old. admitted to the hospital with “the itch” (Kriitze). Died following an unexpected attack of dyspnoea. Heart very large. “100 mm. lang und ebenso breit"; right ventricle and conus "erweitert.” Heart weight not recorded.

16. Drawn from specimen No. 2225. Pathologisch-Anatornisches Institut. Vienna. Case mentioned briefly by Rokitansky (I87 5. p. 45). Male. day laborer. 44 years old. Had purulent bronchitis and gangrene of oral mucous membrane. No cyanosis noted. Immediate cause of death appeared to be primarily pulmonary. although the clinical information given is too meager to be certain. The heart was greatly enlarged and showed a fibrinous pericarditis. No trace of a valvula foraminis ovalis could be seen and the unguarded foramen ovale was of enormous size measuring 40 by 47 mm. in the fixed specimen.


Patten BM. Developmental defects at the foramen ovale. (1938) Am J Pathol. 14(2):135-162. PMID 19970381

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