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Serosal Membranes (Pleura, Pericardium, Peritoneum)

Normal Structure, Development and Experimental Pathology


Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 183)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Pages 17-23
  3. Pages 23-92
  4. Pages 92-117
  5. Pages 117-118
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 119-144

About this book


in the human visceral pleura is the sole reliable criterion for the statement that it belongs to the ‘thick type’, while all observed animals have a ‘thin’ type VP. The mesothelium and underlying structures of the SM represent a highly permeable bidirectional membrane with signi?cant differences in the organ and region tra- port as a local phenomenon after horseradish peroxidase application. Stomata are constant features seen by SEM, but are occasional ?ndings observed by TEM over both sides of the diaphragm, lower intercostal spaces, anterior abdominal wall and greater omentum in untreated animals. Our data extend the location of stomata over the liver and broad ligament of the uterus. We strictly de?ned and nominated the main structures of the lymphatic regions as lymphatic units, stomata, and LL. Several different types of vascularization of omental and extraomental (medias- nal pleura and lesser pelvis) MS are observed after India ink application. Human and animal differences in their location, mesothelial covering, the vessel (blood and lymphatic) supply, free and connective tissue cells and their arrangement are discussed. The mesothelium and the BL changes start early in the gestation and continue throughout the postnatal period. Both cell types (?at and cubic) are already evident through prenatal life.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and HistologyMedical University - SofiaSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of PhysiologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Serosal Membranes (Pleura, Pericardium, Peritoneum)
  • Book Subtitle Normal Structure, Development and Experimental Pathology
  • Authors Krassimira N. Michailova
    K.G. Usunoff
  • Series Title Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-28044-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-28045-3
  • Series ISSN 0301-5556
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 144
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Physiology
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