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A pathologist conducts an autopsy of a patient who died in the operating room after severe hemorrhage from a placentae abruption. The kidneys of this patient will most likely show:
A. Papillary necrosis
B. Numerous petechiae hemorrhages
C. Ischemic infarction of cortices of both kidneys
D. Ischemic infarction of both kidneys
E. Ischemic infarction of medulla of both kidneys
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A pathologist conducts an autopsy of a patient who died in the operating room after severe hemorrhage from a placentae abruption. The kidneys of this patient will most likely show:
A. Papillary necrosis
B. Numerous petechiae hemorrhages
C. Ischemic infarction of cortices of both kidneys
D. Ischemic infarction of both kidneys
E. Ischemic infarction of medulla of both kidneys
Placental abruption-->Massive hem'age-->hypotension-->decreased renal perfusion-->medulla prone for ischemia..
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The correct answer is C.
Diffuse cortical necrosis of the kidneys happens usually after severe catastrophes such as DIC, septic shock or severe placentae abruption. Only the cortices of both kidneys are infarcted; the medulla is spared
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