Diverticulosis Seen at Autopsy

In this photo taken during an autopsy,the abdomen has been opened. Inside you can see the thick layer of fat that lies beneath the skin and the many loops of small and large intestine. On the outer surface of the left (sigmoid) colon, you can see the many blue-colored pockets (white arrows) that protrude from the surface. These are hollow pockets of diverticulosis as seen by the surgeon or coroner.