"@deathunderglass is taking over the @muttermuseum@instagram account this week to showcase some of the specimens in the museum collection related to forensic science! @deathunderglass is a collaboration between a forensic pathologist and forensic photographer that generates images of human tissue at high magnification.
Whether know it or not, it's likely you have a few anatomic quirks you're not aware of – say, an accessory spleen or two, a double ureter, or an extra coronary ostium in your heart. One of the most common anatomic variants, affecting about 1 in 500 people, is the horseshoe kidney. Most people have two separate kidneys, one on each side, that are….kidney-shaped, for lack of a better descriptor. But every once in a while we find a horseshoe kidney at autopsy (usually to the great surprise of a new autopsy assistant or pathology trainee!) Horseshoe kidneys arise from a hitch in fetal development, in which the two kidneys fuse at one pole to form a U shape. Affected patients have a slightly higher risk of kidney cancer, and sometimes have trouble with kidney stones, but the vast majority of patients and their families are unaware their kidneys are fused until they have abdominal imaging…or an autopsy. Photo by @nikkijohnson.
#forensic #pathology #deathunderglass #muttermuseum #IGtakeover #horseshoekidney" By muttermuseum on Instagram.
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