Maximal lymph flow in the ovine fetus.

  • R. A. Brace
  • Published 1993 in American journal of obstetrics and gynecology


OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine the maximal left thoracic duct lymph flow rate in late-gestation ovine fetuses. STUDY DESIGN Chronically catheterized sheep fetuses (n = 8) with indwelling left thoracic lymph duct and vascular catheters were studied > or = 5 days after surgery at 136 +/- 1 (SE) days' gestation. To increase lymph flow rate, 4… (More)