Fine structural analysis of extraocular muscle spindles of a two-year-old human infant.

@article{Blumer1999FineSA,
  title={Fine structural analysis of extraocular muscle spindles of a two-year-old human infant.},
  author={Roland Blumer and Julius R Lukas and Michael Aigner and Reginald E. Bittner and Isabella Baumgartner and Robert Mayr},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={55-64}
}
PURPOSE To clarify whether structural peculiarities formerly described in extraocular muscle (EOM) spindles of aged persons are already present in EOM spindles of a 2-year-old infant. METHODS Distal halves of two EOMs obtained from a 2-year-old multiorgan donor were immersion-fixed and prepared for electron microscopy. The fine structure of 10 muscle spindles and of 1 "false spindle" was investigated. RESULTS Extraocular muscle spindles of an infant 2 years of age had 2- to 4-layered outer… CONTINUE READING