Hemorrhagic infarct


Hemorrhagic infarct

Hemorrhagic infarcts are infarcts commonly caused by occlusion of veins, with red blood cells entering the area of the infarct. This is commonly seen in lungs, liver and the GI tract, areas referred to as having "loose tissue," or dual circulation. Compare to Anemic infarct.


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