- The mouth and oesophagus were normal.
- The stomach contained altered blood, and displayed a widespread superficial gastritis (see image, left)
- A sample of the gastritis was taken for histology (see image, right), the gastric mucosa has been heavily infiltrated by neutrophils, and the tissue is acutely inflamed. (The most common cause of acute haemorrhagic gastritis is the ingestion of some form of chemical- often alcohol, aspirin or NSAIDS).
- No ulcer or tumour was present.
- The small and large intestines were normal.
- The liver weighed 1300g, with a normal external and cut surface.
- The gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas were normal.