red infarct


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hem·or·rhag·ic in·farct

an infarct red in color from infiltration of blood from collateral vessels into the necrotic area.

red infarct

Etymology: AS, read + L, infarcire, to stuff
a pathological change that occurs in brain tissue that has been rendered ischemic by lack of blood. With restricted blood flow, diapedesis of red blood cells occurs into the parenchyma of the brain without actually producing a well-formed hematoma, producing only infiltration of erythrocytes.

red infarct

An infarct that is swollen and red as a result of hemorrhage. Synonym: hemorrhagic infarct
See also: infarct