publication . Article . 2003

Collagen and elastic fibers of skin connective tissue in patients with and without primary inguinal hernia

Hugo Ulloa U; Juan José Orellana C; Carlos Manterola D; Luis Garrido O; Juan Luis Peña R; Pablo Bórquez M; Patricio Peña S; Carol Schlageter T;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2003 Journal: Revista médica de Chile, volume 131 (eissn: 0034-9887, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT)
There are few studies looking for collagen matrix defects in patients with inguinal hernia. Aim: To study the skin connective tissue in patients with and without inguinal hernia. Patients and methods: Skin from the surgical wound was obtained from 23 patients with and 23 patients without inguinal hernia. The samples were processed for conventional light microscopy. Collagen fibers were stained with Van Giesson and elastic fibers with Weigert stain. Results: Patients without hernia had compact collagen tracts homogenously distributed towards the deep dermis. In contrast, patients with hernia had zones in the dermis with thinner and disaggregated collagen tracts. ...
Medical Subject Headings: surgical procedures, operativestomatognathic diseasesdigestive system diseases
free text keywords: General Medicine, Collagen, Elastin, Hernia inguinal, Connective tissue, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Anatomy, Dermis, Collagen fiber, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Elastic fiber, business.industry, business, Hernia, medicine.disease, In patient
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