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TitleScanning Electron Microscopy of Vascular Casts: Methods and Applications [electronic resource] / edited by Pietro M. Motta, Takuro Murakami, Hisao Fujita
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1992
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Descript XIII, 390 p. online resource


Recently, attention has been called to the role that microvascular organization plays in the functional morphology of all organs and tissues, both in normal and pathological conditions. Since its development by Murakami, the corrosion cast method for scanning electron microscopy has come to be considered one of the most efficient means in clarifying the three-dimensional features of the microcirculation of organs and tissues. Scanning Electron Microscopy of Vascular Casts: Methods and Applications was planned to supply fundamental and new information regarding microcirculation studies to general biologists, anatomists, pathologists and clinicians. The contributions to this volume, contain original findings and excellent electron micrographs obtained by using recently improved corrosion cast methods. The rich variety of papers in this book will be useful to many, and will provide both the basic and clinically oriented readers with good ideas, suggestions, and original and worthwhile information


1. Historical review and technical survey of vascular casting and scanning electron microscopy -- 2. Routine methods for vascular casting and SEM -- 3. Microvascular corrosion casting in angiogenesis research -- 4. Corrosion cast technique applied to lymphatic pathways -- 5. Blood and lymphatic microvascular organization of the digestive tract -- 6. Three-dimensional architecture of blood, lymphatic, and biliary pathways in the liver by SEM of corrosion casts -- 7. Morphological features of absorbing peripheral lymphatic vessels studied by TEM, SEM, and three-dimensional models -- 8. Relationship of blood microvasculature to structure and function in lymphoid tissue -- 9. Open and closed circulation in the spleen as evidenced by SEM of vascular casts -- 10. The lung microstructure -- 11. Postnatal development and growth of the pulmonary microvasculature -- 12. Microvasculature of bone and bone marrow -- 13. Pericyte topography of the microvasculature of skeletal muscle: Correlated analysis of corrosion casts and KOH-digested specimens -- 14. Blood vascular casting in cardiac and skeletal muscle -- 15. Vasculature of the carotid body as observed by scanning electron microscopy of vascular casts -- 16. Organization and age-related changes of the rat hypophyseal blood vascular plexuses and portal vessels as observed by the injection replica SEM method -- 17. Blood vascular casts of the thyroid gland in normal and experimental conditions -- 18. Blood vascular beds of rabbit uterus and oviduct: A study of corrosion casts by scanning electron microscopy -- 19. The ovary: Three-dimensional morphodynamics of the luteo-follicular complex by SEM of corrosion casts and other EM techniques -- 20. Structural and functional aspects of placental microvasculature -- 21. Three-dimensional microvascular architecture of the testis and excurrent duct system studied by corrosion casting-scanning electron microscopy -- 22. Blood vessels of the eye and their changes in diabetes -- 23. Effects of antigen stimulation and irradiation on the blood vascular system of murine lymph nodes -- 24. The fundamental vascular structures in epithelial cancer demonstrated in an experimental lung carcinoma -- 25. Angiomorphology of the human larynx and renal carcinoma. A comparative study -- 26. Interpretation of endothelial structure related to tumor and atherosclerotic blood vessels

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