Clinical case: Kidney 1

A 49-year old man is taken up in the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of myocardial infarction. After 4 hours the cardial output of the patient decreases and he goes into cardiac arrest and expires. During postmortem a large infarct is found in his right kidney.
  • What is the course of blood through the kidney?
  • A kidney infarct is usually triangular and white. Why does the infarct appear triangular?

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