Structure of the Perineurium. Transverse Section

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


The perineurium (1), as already stated in Plates 174 und 175, is made up of 3–15 concentric layers of very flattened epithelial cells (2), termed perineurial epithelium or endothelium, and perineurial connective tissue.


Concentric Layer Nerve Fascicle Morphological Correlate Cytoplasmic Extension Sharp Border 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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