This investigation was supported by General Research and Professional Research Grants of the Medical College of Georgia
A method for injecting the lymphatics of serous cavities and for demonstrating a mechanism of lymphatic absorption†
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1964 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 150, Issue 3, pages 335–341, November 1964
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Durden, C., Laslie, M. and Allen, L. (1964), A method for injecting the lymphatics of serous cavities and for demonstrating a mechanism of lymphatic absorption. Anat. Rec., 150: 335–341. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091500315
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
Lymphatic plexuses from certain areas of serous cavities can be injected by a simple procedure which simulates the normal mechanism of absorption. Apparatus consists of a 500 ml filtration flask with side arm attached to a vacuum apparatus. Excised serous membranes are draped over the mouth of the flask and flooded with ink. Vacuum is applied intermittently, resulting in absorption and flow. The method can be applied to frozen and thawed tissue and is suitable for human autopsy material.