The patient was a woman aged 71 who died from acute massive cerebellar haemorrhage. An incidental finding at postmortem was pyometra (this specimen). The uterus, tubes and ovaries are atrophic. The uterus measures 7 cms in length and the somewhat dilated uterine body contained thick creamy greenish pus. The myometrium is thin and the surface vessels are congested. Culture grew a paracolon bacillus.