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ADRENAL HAEMORRHAGE

ADRENAL HAEMORRHAGE

Clinical History

No clinical details available, but meningococcal septicaemia is a possible explanation of the findings.

Pathology

The adrenal and kidney have been sliced longitudinally to display their cut surfaces. Haemorrhage has occurred into the adrenal which is now almost completely replaced by blood clot except for a thin rim of cortex. Blood clot is also present in the peri-renal fat at the upper pole of the kidney.