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THE EFFECT OF ISCHAEMIA ON LYMPH NODES AND THE LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION

Authors
  • KG Callum
  • JB Kinmonth

Abstract

The changes in the superficial inguinal lymph node of the pig following either occlusion of all its blood supply, or occlusion of blood supply plus intra-arterial injection of Thrombin, or of a sclerosing agent (Ethanolamine), were studied by lymphography and histology.

After occlusion of blood vessels only, the nodes rapidly recovered to normal. After occlusion of the blood supply plus intra-arterial injection of Thrombin the changes were more marked but recovery was good though not quite normal. After occlusion of blood supply and intra-arterial injection of Ethanolamine damage to the lymph node was much more marked, and obstructive changes were seen on lymphography with only a little evidence of recovery.

Neither the effects of quiet thrombosis nor those of more violent inflammation appear to explain or parallel the changes occurring in clinical primary lymphoedema.

How to Cite:

Callum, K. & Kinmonth, J., (1974) “THE EFFECT OF ISCHAEMIA ON LYMPH NODES AND THE LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION”, Lymphology 7(2), 53-61.

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26 Sep 1974
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