The Relation Oe Diabetes Mellitus to Lesions of the Pancreas. Hyaline Degeneration of the Islands Oe Langerhans

@article{Opie2001TheRO,
  title={The Relation Oe Diabetes Mellitus to Lesions of the Pancreas. Hyaline Degeneration of the Islands Oe Langerhans},
  author={Eugene L. Opie},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={527 - 540}
}
Embedded in the substance of the pancreas are the peculiar bodies described by P. Langerhans and usually designated islands of Langer-hans. They are composed of polygonal cells arranged in irregular columns, between which are wide tortuous anastomosing capillaries. The cells are of epithelial type and have the same origin as those of the ducts and secreting acini with which, at an early period of development, the cell columns are in continuity. The lumen of the ducts does not penetrate among… CONTINUE READING