A Cross section of intestinal wall 2 hrs after irradiation. No marked differences in the number of inflammatory cell types compared to the controls.
B Cross section of intestinal wall 48 hrs after irradiation. A vast increase of goblet and apoptotic cells was seen in the whole length of the epithelium and crypts. There was a reduction in lymph vessel ectasia, oedema and in the number of inflammatory cells present compared to earlier time points.