EXAMINATION OF MICROVASCULAR STRUCTURES OF MIDCORTICAL REGION IN SHEEP KIDNEYS - A 3-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH


OGUZ O. , DERE F., YUCEL A. H. , DURGUNYUCEL B.

ACTA MEDICA OKAYAMA, vol.45, no.2, pp.77-80, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA OKAYAMA
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-80

Abstract

Polyester-crystic cast was observed to reach the peritubular capillary plexus following injection in sheep kidneys. Microvascular structures in this region are also reported in this study. Glomeruli were found to vary in size and shape. Diameters of afferent arterioles were larger than those of efferent arterioles. The glomerulus is supplied by more than one afferent arteriole, and in some regions, the blood in afferent arterioles joins collateral circulation via the intercapillary plexus. Morphological properties at the end of the peritubular capillary plexus were found to be remarkably significant.