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Microvascular architecture of the mechanically induced hydrosalpinx in the rabbit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7187276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was undertaken to document changes in microvascular architecture (MVA) associated with the mechanically induced rabbit hydrosalpinx. Twelve adult female virgin rabbits underwent isthmic and ampullary occlusion at laparotomy, with small tantalum clips. Two or four weeks later, methylmethacrylate vascular casts of the mechanically induced hydrosalpinges were prepared and examined by scanning electron microscopy. This revealed plicae of markedly reduced size projecting into the distended lumen and fewer subepithelial capillaries were cast in the interplical region than in the adjacent plicae. The fluid accumulation in the hydrosalpinx is presumably a net transudate of the tubal subepithelial capillary bed. The large ampullary plical veins seen in controls were absent; the prominent isthmic arteries normally observed were more pronounced and their branching was more extensive. Subserosal veins were more distended over the hydrosalpinx than in adjacent normal isthmus or ampulla. These observations indicate that the major vascular effects of hydrosaplinx formation are an alteration of interplical MVA and subserosal venous dilation, and suggest higher vascular pressure and blood flow in the mechanically induced hydrosalpinx. We speculate that this implies greater epithelial transudation and that maintenance of the hydrosalpinx, in this model, is probably due to microvascular alterations.
C J Verco; B J Gannon; W R Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical reproduction and fertility     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0725-556X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Reprod Fertil     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218028     Medline TA:  Clin Reprod Fertil     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disease Models, Animal*
Fallopian Tubes / blood supply*,  physiopathology,  ultrastructure
Microcirculation / pathology,  physiopathology,  ultrastructure
Pressure / adverse effects
Rabbits / anatomy & histology*
Salpingitis / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology*

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