- The mouth and tongue were normal.
- The oesophagus was normal and no varices were identified.
- Approximately 6 litres of fluid was present within the peritoneal cavity.
- The stomach and small intestine contained a small amount of altered blood and there were multiple small superficial ulcers in the antrum.
- Several loops of terminal ileum were adherent to each other and to the anterior abdominal wall.
- The liver weighed 1200g and showed a micronodular cirrhosis. Tissue samples were taken for histology. (see images) The histological section of the liver was stained for connective tissue (reticulin). Note how the nodularity is emphasised.
- Intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts were normal with no stones; there was, however, some sandy sludge in the gall bladder.
- The pancreas was normal.