KIDNEYS AND ADRENAL GLANDS - Bilaterial Adrenal Haemorrhage

The specimen shows neonatal kidneys each surmounted by a well defined haemorrhagic mass in the position which the adrenals would occupy; the shape of the mass corresponds to the shape of the adrenal glands which in this case are considerably enlarged.
This child died shortly after Caesarian section in which 35 minutes were taken to resuscitate the child. No cause for the haemorrhage was found.