Thymus gland vascularization of caprins foetus of Saanen breed: a comparative study

  • Pedro Primo Bombonato Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Marcelo Ismar Silva Santana Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Laboratório de Anatomia Veterinária, Poços de Caldas, MG
  • Frederico Ozanam Carneiro E Silva Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Departamento de Medicina Animal, Uberlândia, MG
  • Renato Souto Severino Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Departamento de Medicina Animal, Uberlândia, MG
  • Sérgio Salazar Drummond Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Departamento de Medicina Animal, Uberlândia, MG
Keywords: Sheep, Thymus gland, Arterial vascularization

Abstract

The objectives were to contribute with systematic data about the position of the thymus gland in relation with the skeleton, its topographical and morphometrics parameters and the type, the origin, the number, and the organization of thymic vessels associated in the organ vascularization. It had been used 26 caprins foetus of Saanen breed for macroscopic study that had had their arteries vessels injected with a latex Neoprene 450 solution and 4 foetus for microscopic study of the thymic arteries vascular wall structure. The thoracic and cervical thymic parts showed an own vascularization by direct and indirect branches with the thymic vessels showing a predominant elastic fiber structure on the middle layer without differences between the types.

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Published
2001-01-01
How to Cite
Bombonato, P., Santana, M., Carneiro E Silva, F., Severino, R., & Drummond, S. (2001). Thymus gland vascularization of caprins foetus of Saanen breed: a comparative study. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 38(5), 203-208. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962001000500001
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BASIC SCIENCES