BRAIN - Cerebral infarction

The specimen shows the left cerebral hemisphere, swollen and encroaching on the territory of the right hemisphere. Centrally there is haemorrhagic infarction, largely apparent in the grey matter while, at the periphery, the cortex is pinkish in colour and not as obviously infarcted as the central convolutions. The base of the brain has been dissected to expose the left middle cerebral artery, which contains thrombus.