Histology Course A III 42 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histology Course

A III 42 acute cerebral infarction (stage II) HE further information (German) on HiPaKu 
  ICD-10: I63
 
   
77-year-old female developed a hemiparesis 7 days prior to demise (specimen from autopsy).
 
- Section of the brain showing cortex (gray matter) and medulla (white matter).
- Bordering the cortex, the medulla exhibits a circumscribed hypoeosinophilic area.
- At higher magnification, the hypoeosinophilic area is surrounded by an edematous zone.
- Within the hypoeosinophilic area capillary proliferations, reactive astrocytes and some foamy macrophages can be observed