Megacolon Figure 3b

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


Photo 1: Shows this rat 24 hours following expiration.


Photo 2: Shows initial midline incison.

internal view

Photo 3: Shows internal organs.

enlarged colon

Photo 4: Shows distended 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


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