Publication
Title
Stereological assessment of the epithelial surface area of the ovine palatine and pharyngeal tonsils
Author
Abstract
Although ovine tonsils play a major role in prion diseases, their morphology is poorly documented and morphometric data are sparse. Therefore, a stereological assessment of the surface area of the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils of five sheep was performed. The epithelial surface area of both tonsils is considerably increased by the presence of tonsillar crypts and folds. The mean epithelial surface area of the paired palatine tonsil was 7.14 cm² and that of the pharyngeal tonsil was 23.5 cm². In comparison with the paired palatine tonsil, the volume of the pharyngeal tonsil was almost two times larger, whilst its surface area was more than three times larger.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Anatomia, histologia, embryologia: journal of veterinary medicine: series C. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2008
ISSN
0340-2096
Volume/pages
37:5(2008), p. 366-368
ISI
000258969500008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 11.04.2012
Last edited 24.06.2017