This is a short length of large intestine, showing extensive transverse ulceration with, however, no
clear indication of serosal involvement. The ulcers are shallow and, in general, oval in outline; the
base of each is granular and shaggy.
A man, whose wife suffered pulmonary tuberculosis, had a history of weight loss for 5
months, with intermittent colicky abdominal pain. He had a melaena on one occasion. The bowels
were loose, but regular. Examination showed much wasting, pallor, asthenia and abdominal
tenderness. An X-ray of the lung showed a shadow at the right apex, and the sputum contained
tubercle bacilli. The patient's condition deteriorated, and he died within 4 months of admission.