General and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602
    Slide 123: Splenic Infarction

    Is this little infarct wedge shaped or what?  Again, I think you will easily find the area of the infarct just by looking at the tissue on the slide.

    See this slide with the virtual microscope.

    Holy cow! Would you look at this. I keep saying the infarcts in spleen are anemic, and here this thing is hemorrhagic. Well, can't be right all the time in medicine. Most of the time splenic infarcts are anemic because the spleen has an "end artery' system of vascular supply, just like the kidney. But here we have a hemorrhage, possibly due to some degree of trauma of leakage from neighboring sinusoids. When this infarct finally scars down, it will look very much like the expected ones.

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