Columnae Adiposae: A Newly Described Structure of the Cutis Vera, with Its Pathological Significance in Carbuncle and Other Affections

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Riverside Press, 1881 - Adipose tissues - 28 pages

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Page 11 - ... time in blood-warm water. The specimen was then placed in alcohol. It was observed that the injection mass had gone, at one or two points, to the surface, and on making vertical sections of the skin the next day, the cutis was found to be penetrated by the mass in vertical blue lines, which united at various intervals by horizontal branches, occasionally so numerous as to present an almost continuous blue surface. The subcutaneous areolar tissue was almost uniformly colored blue.
Page 16 - The detachment of gangrenous shreds is much greater in carbuncle than in furuncle. After the loss of the plugs of cutis, the skin appears perforated like a sieve, but subsequently not unfrequently suppjrates, so that after a carbuncle a large cicatrix is always left.
Page 7 - Near this point is suspended the coil of a sweat gland (e), held in place by a few delicate fibres which find their insertion at the top of the canal or cleft. The duct of the gland runs to the top of this space, whence it may be traced to the side of the liair follicle, where it finds its way to the surface.
Page 8 - They are well shown in the skin of an infant (Figure 5), and in a foetus of nine months. In the pig the lower border of the cutis appears to the naked eye, when seen in section, like the teeth of a saw. Under the microscope the apex of each indentation contains the bulb of a hair. In thick hides these indentations become clefts or canals, and we find frequently a sweat gland situated at about the middle of each.
Page 12 - The lateral clefts were filled with the mass, which extended far enough to communicate with that coming from an adjacent column. From this point there is a delicate and finely anastomosing net-work marking out the spaces between the bundles of fibres of the cutis. The lateral anastomosis lower down is not so free, and in the uppermost layers, owing probably to the compression of the bundles of fibres, there is little blue to be seen. From the top of the canal the injection surrounds the base of the...
Page 20 - The characteristic features of the carbuncular swelling are its broad, fiat, indurated base, the cribriform surface of the skin, and the honey-combed appearance of the subsequent crater.
Page 21 - As we proceed inwards the cells become more numerous, until the entire subcutaneous tissue is occupied by them ; at...
Page 11 - Neumann describes them as vessels distributed through the skin in two horizontal layers, a superficial and a deep one, the vertical connection between the two being found only at comparatively rare intervals.1 Renaut...
Page 6 - ... mm. ; its width rather exceeds that of the hair- follicle above. Its long axis is placed at a slight angle to that of the follicle, which in most cases is nearly perpendicular to the surface, and is nearly parallel to that of the erector pili muscle (ft).
Page 10 - Branch on either side, which anastomoses sparingly through subdivisions with the adjacent arterioles in the middle layer of the cutis, and...

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