hemorrhagic infarct

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a localized area of ischemic necrosis produced by anoxia following occlusion of the arterial supply or the venous drainage of the tissue, organ, or part.
anemic infarct one due to sudden interruption of arterial circulation to the area.
hemorrhagic infarct one that is red owing to oozing of erythrocytes into the injured area.

hem·or·rhag·ic in·farct

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

hem·or·rhag·ic in·farct

(hem'ŏr-aj'ik in'fahrkt)
An infarct that turns red due to infiltration of blood from collateral vessels into the necrotic area.
Synonym(s): haemorrhagic infarct.
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Causes of non-traumatic haemorrhage include hypertension, ruptured aneurysms, Arteriovenous malformation (AVM), Amyloid angiopathy, haemorrhagic transformation of ischemic infarction, venous haemorrhagic infarct secondary to cortical venous sinus thrombosis.
CT scan revealed chronic infarct in the right cerebral hemisphere and haemorrhagic infarct in the left cerebral hemisphere in distribution of left middle cerebral artery (MCA).
Six patients had venous haemorrhagic infarct in B/L temporal lobes.
Cerebral microangiopathy and haemorrhagic infarcts cause some of the neurologic morbidity.
Heparin is lifesaving even in haemorrhagic infarcts, because the cause of such infarct is venous thrombosis.