Woodruff's plexus

  title={Woodruff's plexus},
  author={Tor Wo Chiu and J Shaw-dunn and G. W. Mcgarry},
  journal={The Journal of Laryngology \& Otology},
  pages={1074 - 1077}
Abstract Objective: To identify the nature of Woodruff's plexus, which has been frequently mentioned in the rhinological literature but has never been properly characterised. Study design and setting: A study using 21 cadaveric specimens, combining microdissection of the mucosa of the posterior part of the inferior meatus, Spalteholz ‘clearing’ of specimens injected with latex ink, and histological analysis of sections of the inferior meatal mucosa. Results: Microdissection revealed a… 

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