Infarction of many internal organs leads to a "pale" infarct with a wedge-shaped gross appearance (conical in 3 dimensions) from occlusion of a branching blood supply. Here are splenic infarcts in a patient with infective endocarditis. Portions of the vegetations have embolized to the spleen. These infarcts are typical of ischemic infarcts: they are based on the capsule, pale, and wedge-shaped. The remaining splenic parenchyma appears dark red.