SMALL INTESTINE - Tuberculosis

This specimen shows three ulcerated areas involving most of the circumference of the bowel. The ulcers are oval in shape, run transversely, have a granular floor and raised edges. There are a number of minute white dots visible, particularly in the lower part of the specimen. There appears to be a minor degree of serosal involvement.
Not known, but one would have expected the patient to have pulmonary tuberculosis. Histologically, no acid-fast bacilli were demonstrated in the lesions.