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Heterogeneous density and ultrastructure of rabbit's peritoneal microvasculature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6234238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, samples of mesenteric diaphragmatic peritoneum and peritoneum covering the inner side of the ventral abdominal wall of apparently normal rabbits were examined under electron microscopy. Mesentery appeared as the most vascularized peritoneal segment (71.1% of the total number of observed capillaries). Diaphragmatic and parietal peritoneum contributions to the total examined microvascular bed were of 17.9% and 10.9% respectively. Only 3.2% of peritoneal diaphragmatic capillaries were of the fenestrated type. This qualitative and quantitative heterogeneity of the peritoneal microcirculation combined with the different contribution of each peritoneal segment to the total peritoneal surface area, the different mesothelial cell density of visceral and parietal peritoneum, and the different permeability of parietal visceral peritoneum suggest that, in vivo, whole organ permeability studies would eventually show just an average of an unknown distribution of segmental peritoneal permeabilities.
L Gotloib; A Shustak; P Bar-Sella; V Eiali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of artificial organs     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0391-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Artif Organs     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-23     Completed Date:  1984-08-23     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802649     Medline TA:  Int J Artif Organs     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles
Capillaries / anatomy & histology*
Microscopy, Electron
Peritoneal Cavity / blood supply*

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