Mucosal microvascular organization of the rat colon.

The mucosal microvascular architecture of the rat colon is described from vascular casts and intravital microscopy. Arterial break-up into the mucosal capillary bed invariably occurs at the submucosal/mucosal interface. The mucosal capillaries drain into venules only at the opposing, luminal aspect, i.e., mucosal venules transverse the mucosa without… CONTINUE READING