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Some ultrastructural studies on the excretory bladder of the adult Cynodiplostomum azimi (Trematoda: Digenea) in infected rats.

Authors
  • Seif, A I
  • Abo Shafey, A E
  • Khalil, A I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
Publisher
"Al Manhal FZ, LLC"
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1992
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
461–467
Identifiers
PMID: 1500786
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Transmission electron microscope was used to reveal the reserve bladder system of the adult Cynodiplostomum azimi in experimentally infected rats. It was shown that this system consisted of a number of lacunae. The lacunar lining appeared as syncytial epithelium containing many nuclei, mitochondria, dense secretory bodies, Golgi complex and bundles of smooth muscles. The outer surface of the excretory epithelium was highly folded and lamellated. These lamellae were continuous with the excretory epithelium. Small lipid droplets were observed within the excretory epithelium, while larger ones were associated with the lamellae. The large lipid droplets were released in the lacunal lumen after the rupture of the lamellae surrounding them.

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