Stop the presses! The anatomy text books need to be re-written!
Hopefully, everyone out there has already heard about this amazing new discovery. I first heard of it about 3 weeks ago, but was on hiatus from the blog to work on the amputee course, so here I am late to cover it.
But in case you’ve been under a rock, new lymphatic structures have been identified in the central nervous system. Why is that important? The lymphatic system generally runs along with the cardiovascular system and helps it to pick up all the “trash” that the body creates in it’s daily goings-on. This trash has been implicated in several central nervous system diseases, such as dementia and MS. Perhaps now knowing that these vessels even exist, we can begin to understand the pathophysiology of these diseases better. And from that, how to better treat them.
Here’s to new frontiers! Let’s get discovering!