Architecture and structure of canine veins with special reference to confluences.


The occurrence of cell-infiltrated intimal lesions at the confluence of many small tributaries with canine jugular and femoral veins suggested that these areas (confluences) might 1) differ structurally from the rest of the receiving vein and 2) serve as initiation sites for thrombi. To explore these possibilities, the number of tributaries was determined… (More)


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