Discovery of microchannels in host tissues surrounding hydatid cysts
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The present study shows for the first time long, tiny microchannels starting from the surface of a Echinococcus granulosus hydatid and running through the laminated layer and the pericyst into the healthy tissue. It is, however, not clear, whether these channels are persistent or only formed for a short period and whatever function they fulfill.
KeywordsEchinococcus granulosus Hydatid cysts Microchannels Pericyst Granulomatous host reaction
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