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Is there any difference between necrosis and gangrene?




  #2

Hi it says in Kaplan that necrosis is microscopic and gangrene is gross term for same process. Coagulative -- Dry and Liquefactive-- Wet


  #3

I'm quoting from the big robbins 2004:

'Although gangrenous necrosis is not a distinctive pattern of cell death, the term is still commonly used in surgical clinical practice. It is usually applied to a limb, generally the lower leg, that has lost its blood supply and has undergone coagulation necrosis. When bacterial infection is superimposed, coagulative necrosis is modified by the liquefactive action of the bacteria and the attracted leukocytes (so-called wet gangrene).'






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