A Review of the Pathogenesis of Skin Bends
Medical research progress rept. no. 8
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The literature concerning skin bends was searched, especially as regards the causes of this condition. This investigator concluded by compilation of the theories from the literature and application of physiological and anatomical data that gases reach the various layers of the skin by perfusion from the blood and by penetration from without. The route by which the gases reach the skin and the histological area in which they form bubbles is variable, but the site where they form is important in production of the various clinical varieties of skin bends.
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