THE FINE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE MECHANICALLY INJURED RENAL LYMPHATIC CAPILLARY
- M Ohkuma
After saline solution was injected into the renal cortex of the rat, the whole kidney was fixed by the intraaortal perfusion method to minimize the artifacts occurring before fixation. The lymphatic capillary in the renal cortex shows wall-defects as well as widely separated endothelial junctions, which induce its increased permeability. These changes are considered to have been caused by a pure mechanical injury due to injection itself, and not by any effect of the injected saline solution nor of blood produced by hemorrhage in the tissue. The injured lymphatics transport the wound products such as fluid, fine fuzzy material, cells and cell-organelles from the lesion; and thus play an important role under the pathological conditions like trauma or wound healing. The micro-injection method should not be used for the investigation of endothelial permeability of the lymphatic, which could be easily changed by the procedure.
How to Cite:
Ohkuma, M., (1974) “THE FINE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE MECHANICALLY INJURED RENAL LYMPHATIC CAPILLARY”, Lymphology 7(1), 1-6.