Organization of the enteric nervous system in the human colon demonstrated by wholemount immunohistochemistry with special reference to the submucous plexus.

@article{Wedel1999OrganizationOT,
  title={Organization of the enteric nervous system in the human colon demonstrated by wholemount immunohistochemistry with special reference to the submucous plexus.},
  author={Thilo Wedel and U. W. Roblick and Joachim Gleiss and Thomas H. K. Schiedeck and H. P. Bruch and Wolfgang K{\"u}hnel and H. J. Krammer},
  journal={Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft},
  year={1999},
  volume={181 4},
  pages={327-37}
}
To demonstrate the normal topography and structure of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in the human colon, the colonic wall of patients (n = 10, mean age 66.3 years), who underwent abdominal surgery unrelated to intestinal motility disorders, was submitted to wholemount immunohistochemistry. The specimens were stretched out and separated into the tunica muscularis, the outer and inner portion of the tela submucosa and the tunica mucosa. Prior to the application of the neuronal marker Protein… CONTINUE READING