Scanning Electron Microscopic Ultrastructural Alterations of the Pulmonary Alveolus in Experimental Drowning

    Volume 28, Issue 4 (October 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1983

    Page Count: 5


    Torre, C
    Associate professor, graduate student, and graduate student, University of Turin,

    Tappi, E
    Associate professor, graduate student, and graduate student, University of Turin,

    Varetto, L
    Associate professor, graduate student, and graduate student, University of Turin,

    (Received 22 January 1983; accepted 22 March 1983)

    Abstract

    Scanning electron microscopic structural and ultrastructural alterations of alveolar wall in experimental drowning are described. The results obtained confirm the literature's data. Peculiar microlesions affecting Type I alveolar cells, the basement membrane, and sometimes the capillary endothelium could also be observed. Finally, Type II alveolar cells show alterations which could be related with a possible direct action of the drowning liquid.


    Paper ID: JFS11612J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11612J

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