Presence of fenestrated capillaries in the skin
Article first published online: 27 JAN 2005
Copyright © 1972 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 173, Issue 2, pages 213–219, June 1972
How to Cite
Takada, M. and Hattori, S. (1972), Presence of fenestrated capillaries in the skin. Anat. Rec., 173: 213–219. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091730210
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 27 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 JAN 1972
- Manuscript Received: 13 OCT 1971
Capillaries of the skin have been thought to be of a nonfenestrated type according to studies of previous investigators. However, the present study revealed that fenestrations exist in the endothelium of cutaneous vessels. Capillary fenestrations are numerous in the human finger and the mouse sole and are moderately frequent in the guinea pig sole and ear. In the skin of the human chest, however, they are rarely encountered. Sometimes, endothelial fenestrations are encountered in venules as well.