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Image Number 12 - Bowel, hemorrhagic infarct

An infarct is an area of ischemic necrosis due to an acute blockage of the blood flow. The infarct in the bowel of this cadaver is seen as the black length of ileum. This infarct is black because it is a hemorrhagic infarct. 10% of arterial emboli lodge in the viscera - e.g the small bowel.

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