April 2019 — Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 1

26-year-old homeless man with history of substance abuse is found unresponsive on the street following a blizzard. He is in a partial state of undress with shirt removed and pants partially pulled down. Autopsy was notable for the presence of multiple superficial punctate gastric erosions (photo 1) and a pancreatic abnormality (photos 2 and 3). Toxicology was positive for methamphetamine in the blood.

Photo 1—Stomach
Photo 2—Pancreas (gross)
Photo 3—Acute Pancreatitis; 10x (left), 20x (right)

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Photo of Rachel K. Horton, D.O. Rachel Horton, D.O.
Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Mayo Clinic
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Consultant, Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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