Ultrastructure of the normal human aortic media

@article{Dingemans1981UltrastructureOT,
  title={Ultrastructure of the normal human aortic media},
  author={Koert P. Dingemans and Norien Jansen and AntonE. Becker},
  journal={Virchows Archiv A},
  year={1981},
  volume={392},
  pages={199-216}
}
The ultrastructural organization of the adult human aortic media was studied utilizing aortic biopsies from 14 patients, ranging in age from 28 to 67, who underwent cardiac surgery. Apart from solid elastic elements the tissue spaces contained a vast amount of ill-defined thin streaks of elasin, an observation much facilitated by utilizing a selective elastin staining technique. In favorable sections, these streaks were found to be continuous with the solid elastic laminae. Furthermore, most… CONTINUE READING
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