• Friedrich Paulsen
Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 170)


The internal wall of each lacrimal canaliculus was lined by a thick non-cornified stratified epithelium resting on a basement membrane. Subepithelial collagen fibrils and elastic fibres as well as muscle fibres of the lacrimal portion of the orbicularis oculi muscle were visible around the canaliculi (Fig. 2a).


Lamina Propria Goblet Cell Loose Connective Tissue Nasolacrimal Duct Toluidine Blue Staining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Paulsen
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  1. 1.Institute of AnatomyChristian-Albrechts-University of KielKielGermany

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