Emphysematous lymphangitis was found in the colon of a 2-year-old Holstein-Friesian steer which was conventionally slaughtered for food. At postmortem examination, the wall of a circumscribed region of the colon was involved with emphysematous lesion characterized by the presence of many small gas bubbles. Histologically, this emphysematous lesion proved to be multicystic lymphangiectasis, mainly involving the submucosal tissue. Lymphangiectasis was associated occasionally with granulomatous infiltrates comprised of giant cells and macrophages. A small number of macrophages and eosinophils infiltrated into areas surrounding dilated lymphatic vessels. Histochemical stains failed to demonstrate microorganisms or other pathogens in giant cells and macrophages or elsewhere in the lesioned submucosa. Bacteriological examination failed to reveal any likely pathogen. The present investigation was unable to definitely determine the entry pathway and composition of gaseous matter stagnated within dilated lymphatics. Although an immune-mediated pathogenesis was suggested in the development of the lesions on the basis of the presence of eosinophilic and granulomatous infiltrates, the exact etiology and pathogenesis of this condition which specifically involved lymphatic vessels in the colon remains unknown.
Comparative Clinical Pathology – Springer Journals
Published: May 22, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera