Lymphatic Drainage of the Cranial Abdominal Mammary Gland (A1) in the Pregnant Domestic Cat and Lactating Domestic Cat

Cristian DEZDROBITU, Aurel DAMIAN, Ionel PAPUC, Aurel MUSTE, Robert PURDOIU, Radu LĂCĂTUŞ, Florin STAN, Ioana CHIRILEAN, Melania CRIŞAN

Abstract


The study initiated by us aims to describe, interpret and elucidate several aspects regarding the topography, the morphology and the drainage of the mammary lymphatic circulatory system.Because this paper is part of a more complex research project we chose to present a comparative study with results regarding the cranial abdominal mammary gland (A1) in pregnant cats and lactating cats. We have used the method of radiographic indirect lymphography with a contrast agent. The lymphographies were taken in the Radiology Laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, using a TEMCO GRx-01 type fixed radiographic equipment. This study method has allowed us to underline the mammary lymphatic drainage and interglandular lymphatic connections.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:1:68:6752


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