capillary plexus


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capillary plexus

An anastomosing network of blood capillaries or of lymphatic capillaries, i.e., lymphatics.
See also: plexus
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Some studies have suggested that the SCP, middle capillary plexus (MCP), and DCP show different areas of nonperfusion in eyes with DR [44, 45].
Fawzi, "Characterization of the middle capillary plexus using optical coherence tomography angiography in healthy and diabetic eyes," Retina, vol.
Therefore, the secretory products of hypothalamic neurons that impinge upon the primary capillary plexus enter the blood and are carried via the portal vessels to the secondary capillary plexus.
The novelty in this case report is the description of Purtscher retinopathy on OCTA where we found nonperfusion in both the superficial and the deep capillary plexus in the macular region.
Superficial capillary plexus (SCP) was defined as the vascular plexus shown in the slab between 3 [micro]m below the internal limiting membrane and 15 [Am below the inner plexiform layer.
Mean superficial capillary plexus to deep capillary plexus (SCP: DCP) ratio was 0.57 [+ or -] 0.26 [mm.sup.2] (Table 3).
The main outcome measure was the presence of significant differences in qualitative and/or quantitative OCTA features in the parafoveal superficial capillary plexus and/or the deep capillary plexus between diabetic patients without DR and age- and gender-matched nondiabetic controls.
Their means were lower in the diabetic group except for the parafoveal density in the deep capillary plexus measured with the first method by comparison to controls (Table 2, Figures 4(d) and 4(e)).
The initial capillary plexus that supplies the upper limb from the dorsal aorta undergoes an enlargement and differentiation of selected parts in a proximal to distal sequence.
The superficial retinal capillary plexus is located in the nerve fiber layer near the disc, but is present more predominantly within the ganglion cell layer in the central macular region [3-5].
Swept-source OCT angiography demonstrated considerable loss of the foveal avascular zone at the levels of the superficial and deep capillary plexus (a).
OCTA OS reveals microvascular abnormalities in the deep capillary plexus of the retina most prominent temporally.