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TISSUE CHANGES IN CHRONIC EXPERIMENTAL LYMPHOEDEMA IN DOGS

Authors
  • JR Casley-Smith
  • L Clodius
  • NB Piller

Abstract

Chronic lymphoedema was experimentally induced in the legs of dogs and studied with the electron microscope, including by quantitation. It was found that some cells (macrophages, fibroblast and, to a lesser extent, lymphocytes) increased greatly in number and relative volumes. Collagen (and fat cells) also greatly increased in relative volume. The lengths of blood vessels and initial lymphatics were much greater in the injured tissue. The number of small vesicles and vacuole rose greatly in both types of vessels. Both also had many open endothelial junctions - although no doubt from different causes. It was concluded that, just as chronic inflammation is probably caused by excessive accumulations of proteins, so chronic lymphoedema is probably a form of chronic inflammation.

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Casley-Smith, J. & Clodius, L. & Piller, N., (1980) “TISSUE CHANGES IN CHRONIC EXPERIMENTAL LYMPHOEDEMA IN DOGS”, Lymphology 13(3), 130-141.

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24 Sep 1980
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