General and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602
    Slide 114: Splenic Infarction
    This picture shows you the business end of this slide.  The infarct represents most of the tissue.  I suggest you start at the edge of the normal tissue and move into the area of the infarction. 

    See this slide with the virtual microscope.

    The picture pretty well says it all here. You should be able to find the area of infarction just by looking at the slide on a white background. Seeing this much hemorrhage in a splenic infarct is a little unusual as the arterial supply is what we refer to as an "end organ" type. One typically sees an anemic (white) infarct in the spleen, but in this particular case there is some hemorrhage. Why do you think this is so?

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