Nylander, Göran
November 1969
Angiology;Nov1969, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p587
Academic Journal
The meander phenomenon, the peculiar tortuosity of some vessels, is recognized within arteries as well as veins (fig. 1). It is observed in pathologic conditions such as in varicose veins, esophageal varices and in collaterals from obstructed arteries; it may also be observed in old ago in splenic, hepatic and other splanchnic vessels. The etiology of vascular meanders is obscure and therefore deserves attention. The purpose of this investigation was to study the early formation of meanders within the superficial veins of the leg in the hope that a topologic map of incipient meanders within a circumscribed vascular area would yield valuable information about flu; etiologic mechanisms behind the phenomenon.


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