Table 3.

Renal autopsy findings

Renal Autopsy FindingsNo. of Patients
PMI, h; median, 21.8 ha
 0–613
 6–122
 12–249
 24–488
 48–722
 >7210
Degree of tissue autolysis
 Absent to mild23
 Moderate5
 Severe/near complete14
Glomeruli
 Glomerulosclerosis
  0%–25% of glomeruli34
  26%–50% of glomeruli6
  >50% of glomeruli2
 Diagnosis of glomerular disease
  Diabetic glomerulosclerosis7b
  Fibrin thrombi (<5% of glomeruli)4c
  Collapsing FSGS1
  Idiopathic nodular GS1
  IgAN1
  No glomerular diagnosis29
Tubules, interstitium, and blood vessels
 ATI
  Absent/minimal12
  Mild12
  Moderate or severe7
  Cannot assess due to autolysis11
 TA/IF
  0%–25% of cortex36
  26%–50% of cortex4
  >50% of cortex2
 Arteriosclerosis
  Mild7
  Moderate26
  Severe9
 Fibrin thrombi in arteries or arterioles
  Present3d
  • GS, glomerulosclerosis.

  • a PMI ranged from 2.5 to 186 h.

  • b Diabetic glomerulosclerosis was accompanied by fibrin thrombi in one autopsy.

  • c Fibrin thrombi were identified in six autopsies in glomeruli (n=3), blood vessels (n=2), and glomeruli and blood vessels (n=1).