Anatomy of striae.

  title={Anatomy of striae.},
  author={Ping Zheng and R M Lavker and Albert M. Kligman},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={112 2},
The histopathology of striae distensae is disputed; different authorities give contradictory accounts of the microscopic changes, especially in elastic fibres. We re-evaluated the problem by taking eight elliptical biopsies across striae. Six were examined by light microscopy with appropriate stains for elastin and collagen. Two were prepared for scanning electronmicroscopy (s.e.m.), using a procedure which removes collagen, enabling the elastic network to be seen in its native form. By light… CONTINUE READING

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