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Morphological study on the thebesian veins of the right cavities of the heart in the dog.
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PMID:  1155019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors studied 48 dog hearts, using the injection-corrosion-fluorescence method to study the topography of thebesian veins in all the walls of the cardiac cavities. The thebesian veins are small, situated deep in the myocardium, opening after a short course into the cardiac cavities, by small openings with diameters in general not exceeding 1 mm, known 'foraminula'. They have a centripetal course, while every other vein in the heart has a centrifugal one, to reach the subepicardial zone. In the heart of the dog five types of thebesian veins were served: arboriform, sinuous, brush-like, canaliculated and stellate. The thebesian veins are almost regularly found in every wall of the cardiac cavities. The authors also observed that they predominated in the right ventricle (81.24%) and in the right atrium (77.43%).
J A Esperança Pina; M Correia; J G O'Neill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anatomica     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0001-5180     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anat (Basel)     Publication Date:  1975  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-06     Completed Date:  1975-11-06     Revised Date:  2007-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370272     Medline TA:  Acta Anat (Basel)     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology*
Dogs / anatomy & histology*
Heart Atria / anatomy & histology
Heart Ventricles / anatomy & histology
Veins / anatomy & histology*

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