Appendicitis, light micrograph

Appendicitis, light micrograph

M108/0786 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Appendicitis. Light micrograph through a section of an appendix showing appendicitis. Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, an organ attached to the large intestine that appears to have no function. Here, the epithelial lining (mucosa, purple edges) of the appendix is ulcerated, producing an inflammatory exudate (a thick fluid that is secreted as a result of disease). As the disease progresses, the inflammation will increase as it spreads throughout the appendix until exudate is present on all surfaces. If it spreads to the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) immediately surrounding the appendix, the condition becomes critical and may be fatal if left untreated. Treatment is by surgical removal with intravenous administration of antibiotics.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: abdomen, abnormal, acute, appendicitis, appendix, biological, biology, cell, disease, early, epithelial lining, epithelium, exudate, fluid, histopathological, histopathology, human body, infected, infection, inflamed, inflammation, inflammatory, life-threatening, light micrograph, light microscope, lm, medical, medicine, mucosa, pathological, pathology, section, sectioned, serious, slice, stage, tissue, ulcerated, ulceration, unhealthy

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.