Here is the opened jugular vein. Holy mackerel - there's a big old unhealthy thrombus there.

How do we know it is a thrombus and not a postmortem clot? Because it is roughened and suitably variegated.

Color is gray-brown because specimen was fixed in formalin.
Jugular thrombosis is often associated with repeated injections or with indwelling catheters.
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