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Arterial supply and venous drainage of the choroid plexus of the human lateral ventricle in the prenatal period as revealed by vascular corrosion casts and SEM

K. Zagórska-Świeży, J.A. Litwin, J. Gorczyca, K. Pityński, A.J. Miodoński
Folia Morphol 2008;67(3):209-213.

open access

Vol 67, No 3 (2008)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2008-06-02
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The topography of the arterial supply and venous drainage was visualised by corrosion casting and scanning electron microscopy in the human foetal (20 weeks) choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle. Although secondary villi were not yet present at that developmental stage, the topography of the large arteries and veins almost fully corresponded to that described in adult individuals. The only major difference observed was a lack of the typical tortuosity of the lateral branch of the anterior choroidal artery and of the superior choroidal vein, which probably develops during further expansion of the vascular system associated with the formation of secondary villi.

Abstract

The topography of the arterial supply and venous drainage was visualised by corrosion casting and scanning electron microscopy in the human foetal (20 weeks) choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle. Although secondary villi were not yet present at that developmental stage, the topography of the large arteries and veins almost fully corresponded to that described in adult individuals. The only major difference observed was a lack of the typical tortuosity of the lateral branch of the anterior choroidal artery and of the superior choroidal vein, which probably develops during further expansion of the vascular system associated with the formation of secondary villi.
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Keywords

choroid plexus; blood vessels; human foetus; corrosion casting; scanning electron microscope (SEM)

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Title

Arterial supply and venous drainage of the choroid plexus of the human lateral ventricle in the prenatal period as revealed by vascular corrosion casts and SEM

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 67, No 3 (2008)

Pages

209-213

Published online

2008-06-02

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2008;67(3):209-213.

Keywords

choroid plexus
blood vessels
human foetus
corrosion casting
scanning electron microscope (SEM)

Authors

K. Zagórska-Świeży
J.A. Litwin
J. Gorczyca
K. Pityński
A.J. Miodoński

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