Increased dermal lymphatic density in the human leg compared with the forearm.

@article{Stanton1999IncreasedDL,
  title={Increased dermal lymphatic density in the human leg compared with the forearm.},
  author={Anthony W. B. Stanton and H S Patel and J. Rodney Levick and Peter Mortimer},
  journal={Microvascular research},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={320-8}
}
During orthostasis, capillary filtration pressure is higher in the leg than in the arm due to the effect of gravity. We investigated the possibility that the lymphatic network in leg skin might be adapted to cope with a greater fluid load. The dermal lymphatics of the forearm and lower leg were studied in white-skinned and brown-skinned men using fluorescence video microscopy. From video print lymphangiograms the following were determined: lymphatic length density at a series of radii from the… CONTINUE READING

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