Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 164, Issue 3, pp 394–396 | Cite as

Comparison of Morphology of Adipose Body of the Orbit and Subcutaneous Fat in Humans

  • D. S. Afanas’eva
  • M. B. Gushchina
  • S. A. Borzenok

We compared histological structure of the orbital and subcutaneous adipose tissue. Quantitative morphometry showed that the mean diameter of adipocytes and their volume density in the orbital adipose tissue were significantly lower than in the subcutaneous fat, while volume density of vessels and elements of the connective tissue in the orbital adipose tissue was higher. Previously known and revealed here differences in the structure of orbital and subcutaneous adipose tissue do not answer the question, whether subcutaneous adipose tissue can be used for replacement of the orbital tissue deficit.

Key Words

subcutaneous fat lipofilling enophthalmos orbital fat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Afanas’eva
    • 1
  • M. B. Gushchina
    • 1
  • S. A. Borzenok
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.S. N. S.N. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Complex, Ministry of Health of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.A. I. Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Ministry of Health of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia

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