- The mouth, tongue and oesophagus were normal.
- The stomach had a normal mucosa, but contained a small ammount of altered blood.
- The duodenum was normal with no evidence of previous ulceration visible.
- The large bowel showed extensive diverticular disease with no evidence of obstruction - the mesentery was normal. A section of the bowel was removed and cleaned for further examination (see image below-left)
- The liver (1630g) had a very irregular, knobbly external surface (see image below-right); there was a marked 'nutmeg' change on the cut surface, which textbooks say is consistent with venous congestion.
- The gallbladder contained several irregular yellow stones.
- The pancreas was normal.