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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 7

Lecture outline

The vascular topics are concluded with descriptions of the pathological processes of thrombosis, embolism, infarction, hypertension and heart failure. These are very common events that need to be understood.

Hypertension 1

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Male age 61

Tissue: Kidney

This man had a long history of systemic hypertension which had been poorly controlled by drug treatment. More recently he had been suffering from dizzy spells and headache. During the night he got up to visit the toilet and fell down stairs. He sustained a fracture dislocation of the neck and was dead on arrival at hospital. He was the subject of a Coroner's post-mortem. At post-mortem the kidneys were found to be smaller than normal. The picture shows the left kidney and the slide (stained for elastic fibres - brown/black and collagen - pink) is representative of this kidney. What do you think it shows (Diagnosis 1)? What do you think the heart showed at P.M. (Diagnosis 2)?

The kidney is small and the surface (revealed by stripping away the capsule) is granular and finely nodular.


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