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Types & Treatment of Necrosis - Chapter Summary
You're in the right place if you need a convenient and efficient way to review necrosis types and treatments. Through a series of simple and bite-sized lessons, you'll examine basic necrosis terminology, as well as the causes, symptoms and treatments for various necrosis types, such as acute tubular, coagulative, liver and laminar necrosis.
To help you reinforce your necrosis knowledge, we've included plenty of self-assessments throughout the chapter. You can work through the chapter at your own pace and submit questions to our instructors if they arise. You'll also be able to access the chapter at any time using your desktop, laptop or smartphone.
How It Helps
These training resources are designed for aspiring healthcare workers or current medical professionals who need to improve their understanding of necrosis causes, symptoms and treatments. The lessons can be used in conjunction with continuing education materials, and they can also boost your overall necrosis knowledge.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Differentiate between necrosis and gangrene
- Outline the phases of acute tubular necrosis
- Explain the symptoms and treatments for fat, coagulative, gangrenous, fibrinoid, renal and liquefactive necrosis
- Recognize caseous necrosis symptoms
- Compare necrosis and apoptosis in the human body
- Evaluate several types of necrosis, including liver, tumor, skin, cystic, medial, radiation and acute retinal necrosis
- Define cortical laminar, petechial, myocardial infarction, contraction band, diabetic hemorrhagic and gummatous necrosis
- Understand the causes, symptoms and treatments for osteonecrosis of the jaw
1. Gangrene vs. Necrosis
Are you confused as to what gangrene or necrosis is? Are you even more confused as to whether or not they're different? If so, read this lesson for some much needed clarity.
2. Acute Tubular Necrosis: Causes, Phases & Treatment
Acute tubular necrosis refers to the damage and death of kidney cells which can result in decreased function of the kidneys. Learn about the causes, phases, and treatment of this condition.
3. Fat Necrosis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Fat necrosis refers to the destruction and death of fat cells in the body, specifically fat cells in the breasts. Learn about fat necrosis, including the symptoms and treatments of this condition.
4. Coagulative Necrosis: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Coagulative necrosis is a condition of cell death caused by lack of blood flow. Learn about coagulative necrosis, as well as the causes and treatments of this condition.
5. Gangrenous Necrosis: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Gangrenous necrosis, or gangrene, is a potentially life threatening condition that has plagued humans for centuries. While it still occurs, it is not nearly as prevalent as it was hundreds of years ago. This lesson will discuss the types, causes, and treatment of gangrene.
6. Fibrinoid Necrosis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Fibrinoid necrosis is a form of cellular death that results in the formation of fibrous tissue. Learn about fibrinoid necrosis as well as the symptoms and treatment for this condition.
7. Apoptosis vs. Necrosis in the Body
In this lesson, you're going to learn about two of the major ways by which cells die. One is called 'necrosis' and the other 'apoptosis'. The lesson will explain the differences between these two processes.
8. Cystic Medial Necrosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms
Cystic medial necrosis is the breakdown or damage of connective tissue of the large arteries throughout the body. Learn about cystic medial necrosis as well as the causes and symptoms of this condition.
9. Radiation Necrosis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson defines radiation necrosis in general and describes when it's used most often as a term. You'll learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of one particular form of radiation necrosis.
10. Contraction Band Necrosis: Definition, Causes & Pathology
Contraction band necrosis is a special condition of the cells of the heart following a heart attack. It causes muscle cells to permanently contract and ultimately die. Learn about the causes and pathology of this condition in this lesson.
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