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Fine Structure of Lymphatics in the Myocardium

Authors
  • A Bullon
  • F Huth

Abstract

Myocardium contains a loose network of lymphatics. The wall of cardiac lymphatics consists of a flat endothelium without a continuous basal membrane. In the normal heart, lymphatic endothelium shows an extensive folding. In inflammatory edema of the interstitium, lymphatic lumina become unfolded, intercellular junctions of endothelial cells open, and many lipoproteid complexes occur in endothelial cytoplasm. The cardiac lymphatic system is regarded as a vascular drainage system which increases in importance under pathologic conditions.

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Bullon, A. & Huth, F., (1972) “Fine Structure of Lymphatics in the Myocardium”, Lymphology 5(1), 42-48.

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29 Sep 1972
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