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Diagnose This! (May 8, 2017)

L. Nich Cossey, MD
By L. Nich Cossey, MD

May 08, 2017

Atheroemboli

What is your diagnosis?

 

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The photomicrograph shows numerous atheroemboli within vascular spaces on renal biopsy. Atheroemboli can be a cause of renal ischemia and acute renal failure and are often associated with vascular instrumentation or in patients with severe atherosclerosis such as an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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