Mingo's ruptured bowel
Mingo died of sepsis caused by a ruptured bowel. He had accidentally ingested
some wood chips together with his food. The small intestine had ruptured about 25-50 cm
from the rectum and the whole adomen and it's organs (except for the liver) were
severely affected by the infection from the intestinal content. In the picture one can see
the rupture (arrow) and the distended section following the rupture. The dark portions
are from where the intestine has been haemorrhaging.
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