SPLEEN - Infarct

The upper pole of the spleen shows a large infarct. At the edges of the infarct there is a thin layer of pale tissue representing fibrosis. There is a portion of diaphragm adherent to the outer surface of the spleen.
This was an incidental finding in an elderly woman who showed ischaemic myocardial scarring with ante-mortem thrombus overlying the scarred area. The thrombus was organised and the infarct here has been present for considerable time.