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Volkmann's canals (Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann)

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Vascular channels in compact bone carrying the blood vessels from the periosteum. Their orifice in the Haversian canals and connect these to each other, but they are not surrounded by concentric lamellae as are the Haversian canals.


  • A. W. Volkmann:
    Ueber die naheren Bestandtheile der menschlichen Knochen.
    Berichte über die Verhandlungen der königlichen sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Mathematisch Physikalische Klasse. 1873, volume 25, page 275. 5: 1863.

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