- The mouth, oesophagus, stomach and small intestine appeared normal.
- The supericial duodenal ulcer seen at endoscopy had become chronic and deep (see image - left). The descending colon showed marked diverticular disease, with one diverticulum being acutely inflamed.
- The liver weighed 1700g and had a normal external appearance. There were some diffuse patchy pale areas on the cut surface, which were fairly evenly spread throughout the liver tissues (see image right).
- The gall bladder contained two small stones; bile could still be passed through the bile ducts.
- The pancreas appeared normal.