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Research Article

Identification of Primo-Vascular System in Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue Layer of Rats

Figure 8

Comparison of the subcutaneous threadlike structure and lymphatic vessel using scanning electron microscopy. ((a) and (c)) Typical longitudinal images of the threadlike structure and lymphatic vessel. Asterisks are an adipocyte attached to the lymphatic vessel. ((b) and (d)) The surfaces of the threadlike structure and lymphatic vessel at higher magnification. Asterisks are the cells on the surface of the threadlike structure. Note that the threadlike structure and lymphatic vessel are different in terms of the presence or absence of the bundle structure of several subducts and cells.
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