The microvascularization of the liver, the bile duct and the gallbladder

  • O. Ohtani


The combination of Murakami’s technique1 for obtaining vascular corrosion casts and scanning electron microscopy has been widely used to visualize fine blood vessels and has revolutionized current knowledge of the three-dimensional organization of the microvasculature of a variety of tissues and organs, including the liver. More recently, methods have been developed for making corrosion casts of the biliary system, including the bile canaliculi2, and of lymphatic microvessels3–7.


Bile Duct Scanning Electron Micrograph Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Extrahepatic Bile Duct Bile Canaliculus 
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