Cite this page: Sangle N. Diffuse cortical necrosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneydiffusecorticalnecrosis.html. Accessed September 30th, 2023.
Definition / general
- Necrosis sharply limited to cortex and columns of Bertin
- Rare cause of acute renal failure secondary to ischemic necrosis of the renal cortex (eMedicine: Renal Cortical Necrosis [Accessed 29 December 2017])
- May occur after obstetric emergency, due to disseminated intravascular coagulopathy; fatal if bilateral (J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2010;22:74)
Microscopic (histologic) images
Histopathology kidney: diffuse cortical necrosis