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Three dimensional ultrastructure of transverse (Harris) lines in the long bone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11729948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To investigate the occurrence of transverse lines in long bones of adults, we studied 27 cadavers (14 males and 13 females). After confirming the presence of a transverse line, a cross-sectional sample was examined macroscopically, and by soft X-ray and scanning electron microscopy. The following results were obtained: 1. According to roentgenograms, transverse (Harris') lines were observed in 40.7% of the distal half of the femur and in 29.6% of the proximal half of the tibia. 2. Macroscopic examination of the bone cross-sections at the level of the transverse line showed various membranous structures. 3. In scanning electron micrographs, no marked difference in structure was observed between the transverse line trabeculae and the compact bone.
Authors:
K Egawa; R Takiguchi; S Inokuchi; H Sugamiya; T Kimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of anatomy and embryology = Archivio italiano di anatomia ed embriologia     Volume:  106     ISSN:  1122-6714     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Anat Embryol     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-03     Completed Date:  2002-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612303     Medline TA:  Ital J Anat Embryol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The 1st Department of Oral Anatomy, Showa University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology*
Body Patterning / physiology
Bone Matrix / growth & development,  radiography,  ultrastructure
Bones of Upper Extremity / growth & development*,  radiography,  ultrastructure*
Diaphyses / growth & development*,  radiography,  ultrastructure*
Female
Humans
Leg Bones / growth & development*,  radiography,  ultrastructure*
Male
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Middle Aged

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