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File:Histopathology of adrenal cortical necrosis.jpg|Adrenal '''cortical necrosis'''. Hemorrhage, fibrin thrombi and short postmortem interval indicate ante-mortem necrosis, otherwise it can be regarded as a postmortem change.<ref>[https://books.google.se/books?id=DuNTznUH8ZkC&pg=PA120 Page 120] in: {{cite book | last=Rutty | first=Guy | title=Essentials of autopsy practice | publisher=Springer | publication-place=London New York | year=2001 | isbn=978-1-85233-541-0 | oclc=44769560 | ref=harv}}</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 09:42, 21 July 2020

Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Main targets

Autopsy

Autopsy processing

In autopsy, make a couple of cuts through the adrenal glands, such as transversal ones, and look mainly for adrenal tumors. A comprehensive approach is to remove the adrenals, trim them from excessive adherent fat, and weight them.

Autopsy report

Normal status:

  • Minimal: Adrenal glands are normal bilaterally.
  • Moderate length: Adrenal glands are ordinarily configured and with no definable focal changes on cut surfaces.

Notes

  1. For a full list of contributors, see article history. Creators of images are attributed at the image description pages, seen by clicking on the images. See Patholines:Authorship for details.

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References

  1. Page 120 in: Rutty, Guy (2001). Essentials of autopsy practice . London New York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-85233-541-0. OCLC 44769560.