Week of 15-Mar-2019
This picture is frequently seen at abattoirs. What lesion can we see in this kidney?
Polycystic kidney found at an abattoir. The cause is most probably congenital. Kidney congenital cystic lesions are a consequence of a bad union between the nephrons and their collecting ducts, and are normally abattoir findings. Urine is left without excretion routes, it builds up in the ducts and stretches them. The renal cortex is deformed because of the presence of multiple cysts that give it a spongy appearance. This lesion does not cause any inconvenience if the amount of functional parenchyma exceeds 25% of the total in both kidneys.
Week of 03-Jan-2019
This image of a cross-section of a pig lung is characteristic of a pneumonia caused by: