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SPLENIC LYMPHANGIOMA: LUMINAL SURFACE ULTRASTRUCTURE; A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC STUDY

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  • D Gnepp
  • S Shah

Abstract

A splenic lymphangioma removed from the abdom­inal cavity during an exploratory laparotomy in a 16 year old girl was studied by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The tumor was composed of numerous vascular chan­nels some of which were filled with clotted lymph. SEM revealed these channels to be lined with an uniform endothelial lining composed of two mor­phologic cell types: one with a smooth surface; the other with numerous microvilli. The literature on the SEM of lymphatic vessels and lymphangiomas is reviewed and compared to the splenic lymph­angioma.

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Gnepp, D. & Shah, S., (1982) “SPLENIC LYMPHANGIOMA: LUMINAL SURFACE ULTRASTRUCTURE; A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC STUDY”, Lymphology 15(2), 56-59.

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22 Sep 1982
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