Discontinuous Elastic Lamine in the Internal Iliac Artery in Lamb

Vasile Rus, Flavia Ruxanda, Cristian Ratiu, Adrian Gal, Viorel Miclăuș


Fragments from three hybrid Merino lambs were harvested from the internal iliac arteries and processed in order to conduct histological investigations. Structurally, these arteries fall under the muscle arteries category. ÃŽn one of the lambs we observed the absence of elastic laminae (internal and external) on a certain segment of the vessel cicumference. The absence of elastic laminae on a certain segment, only in one animal, does not seem to have a functional or pathological signification, thus we believe that we have intercepted the passage zone from transitional arteries to musclular ones.


elastic lamina, iliac artery, lamb

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:11372

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