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Megacolon Figure 3b

Figure 3b: Necropsy of a 19-month-old rat with megacolon

pre-necropsy
Photo 1: Shows this rat 24 hours following expiration.

incision
Photo 2: Shows initial midline incison.

internal view
Photo 3: Shows internal organs.

enlarged colon
Photo 4: Shows distended colon.

colon
Photo 5: Shows another view of distended colon.


Photo 6: Shows gross distention of colon.

ruptured colon
Photo 7: Shows gross rupture of colon and contents.

diagram of organs
Photo 8: Shows diagram of organ placement in the thoracic-abdominal cavity.

Photos courtesy of Bellaratta’s Nest Rattery and Dr.David Byrd DVM, South Seminole Animal Hospital

Posted on June 26, 2003, 13:43, Last updated on April 7, 2010, 16:20 | Figures



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