Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 4, Number 3

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STUDIES ON THE LYMPHONODI OF CATS : II. MACROSCOPICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE LYMPHONODI OF THE BODY SURFACES, THORACIC AND PELVIC LIMBS

SUGIMURA, Makoto;KUDO, Norio;TAKAHATA, Kurahiko

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/1694
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.4.3.101

Abstract

The results are summarized as follows : 1. The lymphonodi found in the body surfaces, thoracic and pelvic limbs were classified into 10 groups : Lnn. axillares craniales, Lnn. axillares caudales, Ln. infraclavicularis, Lnn. epigastrici caudales, Lnn. subinguinales superficiales, Ln. popliteus, Lnn. ischiadici, Ln. femoralis lateralis, Lnn. prefemoralis and Lnn. epigastrici craniales. 2. No definite variation of numbers of lymphonodi could be pointed out by sexes, individuals or between the right and left sides in this observation. But, about each group of lymphonodi, Lnn. axillales caudales and Lnn. epigastrici caudales have shown conspicuous variations in number. 3. The 10 groups of lymphonodi also were divided into 3 groups of "constant", "nearly constant" and "inconstant" by the difference of their existing ratio. 4. The origin of afferent lymphatic vessels entering into each group of lymphonodi, on the whole, was determined respectively. 5. Each type, classified according to the states of their afferent lymphatic vessels, displayed different tendencies in each group of lymphonodi. 6. Each type of the communication among lymphonodi by lymphatic vessels was found in the writers' 4 groups of Lnn. axillares craniales, Lnn. axillares caudales, Lnn. epigastrici caudales and Lnn. subinguinales superficiales and also between lymphonodi of different groups. The appearance of the types of communications may be correlative with the groups of lymphonodi which show a variation in number.

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