Lymphedema pp 191-197 | Cite as

Fluorescent Microlymphangiography

  • Claudio Allegra
  • Michelangelo Bartolo
  • Anita Carlizza


Like the blood capillaries, the lymphatic microvessels are formed by a thin layer of endothelial cells resting on a delicate basal membrane. This structure, particularly at the initial segment, is widely fenestrated. The cells are anchored to filaments which, as interstitial pressure increases, are believed to open the fenestrations and allow the lymph to enter the lymphatic microvessel.


Lymphatic Vessel Lymphatic System Pulsate Flow Lymphatic Flow Granular Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Allegra
    • 1
  • Michelangelo Bartolo
  • Anita Carlizza
  1. 1.Angiology DepartmentSan Giovanni HospitalRomeItaly

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