Aortic Valve Affected by Ochronosis

Aortic Valve Affected by Ochronosis

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Caption: Close-up of aortic valve affected by ochronosis, a rare condition in which body tissues become stained by black pigment; may be congenital or due to carbolic poisoning. Stenosis can results from the increased rigidity of the connective tissue as well as chronic inflammation.

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Keywords: abnormal, aortic valve, body tissue, carbolic poisoning, clinical, clinical pathology, condition, disease, disorder, gross pathology, gross specimen, heart, medical, medicine, ochronosis, pathology, pigment, pigmentation, science, tissue, unhealthy

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