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an area of necrosis resulting from vascular obstruction by emboli composed of clumps of bacteria or infected material.
Etymology: Gk, septikos, putrid; L, infarcire, to stuff
an infected segment of dead tissue.
sep·tic in·farct(sep'tik in'fahrkt)
An area of necrosis resulting from vascular obstruction due to emboli composed of clumps of bacteria or infected material.
infarct(in'farkt?, in-farkt') [L. infarctus, stuffed, crammed]
An area of tissue in an organ or part that undergoes necrosis following cessation of the blood supply. This may result from occlusion or stenosis of the supplying artery or, more rarely, from occlusion of the vein that drains the tissue.
An infarct in which blood pigment is lacking or decoloration has occurred. Synonym: pale infarct; white infarct
An infarct in which infection is absent.
An infarct in connective tissue in which calcium salts have been deposited.
A stroke resulting from interrupted blood flow to one of the large or small arteries of the brain.
An infarct that has been replaced or encapsulated by fibrous tissue.
hemorrhagic infarctRed infarct.
Infarcted tissue that has been invaded by pathogenic organisms. Synonym: septic infarct
lateral medullary infarctWallenberg syndrome.
pale infarctAnemic infarct.
An infarct that is swollen and red as a result of hemorrhage. Synonym: hemorrhagic infarct
septic infarctInfected infarct.
uric acid infarct
An infarct in the kidney caused by obstruction of the renal tubules by uric acid crystals.