The Architectural Behavior of the Skin

  • J. C. GuimberteauEmail author
  • J. P. Delage
  • E. Sawaya
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The skin , boundary of this optimal efficiency world since it allows life through this fractal and chaotic structure, has not been really studied in its morphodynamic aspect and chiefly in its continuity with the rest of the body. The aim of this article and thanks to endoscopic observations carried on the living matter during surgeries , is to show the existence of a mobility mechanism, as the architectural organisation in the epiderm , derm and hypoderm.

It enables us to prove that the tissue continuity is complete, always organised in a multi fibrillar and vacuolar system, enveloping either lots of cell as far as the epidermis concerned or few cells for example in the derm but always with a fractal chaotic organisation with a tension – compression forces balance, close to the subcutaneous structures already observed particularly at the level of the sliding tissues.

A vision of the body organisation in complete continuity through this inner architectural, will lead to new reflexions.


Dermis Epidermis Hypodermis  Microfibrils Polyedrons Skin Structural ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Aquitain de la MainBordeaux-PessacFrance
  2. 2.U688 Physiopathologie mitochondrialeUniversité Victor Segalen-Bordeaux 2Bordeaux CedexFrance

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