Cartilaginous Tissue. Elastic Cartilage

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


In elastic cartilage, as in hyaline cartilage, lymphatic and blood vessels (1) are found exclusively in the perichondrium (2). Collagen microfibrils (3) can be seen in the glassy cartilage matrix between the peripheral, flattened cells (4).


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  2. Nielsen EH, Bytzer P (1979) High resolution scanning electron microscopy of elastic cartilage. J Anat 129:823–831.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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