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Kidney non-tumor

Blood vessel disorders

Diffuse cortical necrosis

Reviewers: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Necrosis sharply limited to cortex and columns of Bertin
● Rare cause of acute renal failure secondary to ischemic necrosis of the renal cortex (eMedicine)
● May occur after obstetric emergency (J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2010;22:74), due to disseminated intravascular coagulopathy; fatal if bilateral

Gross images

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Micro images

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