Histology Course S VII 1 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histology Course

S VII 1 cerebral infarction in organization (stage II) HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: I63.9

58-year-old male with chronic hypertension, hypertrophic heart with coronary sclerosis and scar tissue

- Infarction in watershed area
- The affected area is demarcated by perifocal oedema (loosening of brain tissue). The bordering zone of necrotic tissue contains a dense accumulation of macrophages with vessel proliferation. Resorption of necrotic tissue.
- The superficial cortical layers are spared (the subpial lamella are intact) since the  meninges provide a certain supply of blood.