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URBANA ATLAS OF PATHOLOGY

Image Number 39 - Pancreas, acute inflammation

The top half of the picture is the serosal surface of a normal duodenum with its associated fat covered mesentery. The lower half of the picture is a hemorrhagic pancreas (black). Gross characteristics of acute pancreatitis are proteolysis and lipolysis of the pancreas and the surrounding tissue which are seen as hemorrhage and fat necrosis.

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