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The Connections of the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) with the Lymphatic System of Head and Neck

  • W. Arnold
  • C. V. Ilberg

Abstract

Numerous ear, nose and throat complaints indicate to the clinician that the lymphatic system of head and neck must depend to a certain degree on the cerebrospinal fluid — one need only think of the labyrinthine hydrops in Meniere’s disease, of the various still completely unclear causes of spontaneous oto- and rhinoliquorrhea, of conducted otitis interna, or of Foldi’s lymphogenic encephalopathy. We have therefore in animal experiments carried out morphological and kinetic investigations of the main connections between cerebrospinal fluid and the lymphatic system. The results were as follows: 3 minutes after intrathecal injection of 50 μ1 Thorotrast (applied completely without pressure), an x-ray of the skull of a guinea pig shows the spread of the contrast medium along the subarachnoidal space.

Keywords

Lymph Vessel Lymphatic System Neck Lymph Node Intrathecal Injection Kinetic Investigation 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Arnold
    • 1
  • C. V. Ilberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Johann Wolfgang Goethe UniversitatFrankfurtWest Germany

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