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Patterns of efferent lymphatics of the rabbit testis.
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PMID:  19959907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study examined the courses of testicular efferent lymphatics in the rabbit, by injections of India ink directly into testicular parenchyma. In 58% of the testes examined, testicular efferent lymphatics were observed to course along the testicular artery to the lumbar trunk. In other testes, efferent lymphatics were found along the testicular artery as well as along either the ductus deferens (26%) or cremasteric muscle (8%). In the remaining 8% of the testes, efferent lymphatics were found along the testicular artery, ductus deferens, and cremasteric muscle. These findings demonstrate that testicular efferent lymphatics in the rabbit course not only along the testicular artery, but also along the ductus deferens and/or cremasteric artery in about 40% of the testes.
Hideshi SHIBATA; Akihiko OKAZAKI; Akifumi TSURUNO; Naotoshi KANDA
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0916-7250     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-04     Completed Date:  2010-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1529-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Lymphatic Vessels / anatomy & histology*
Rabbits / anatomy & histology*
Testis / anatomy & histology*

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