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Renal Cortical Necrosis

Renal cortical necrosis is characterized histologically by necrosis of glomeruli and tubules. Necrosis in this biopsy specimen is manifest by small nuclei and ghost-like outlines of cells (periodic acid-Schiff stain, × 400).

Image provided by Agnes Fogo, MD and the American Journal of Kidney Disease’s Atlas of Renal Pathology (see