This seems to be the time to gain new knowledge about the meningeal lymphatic system and a deeper understanding of its anatomy and physiology. Although it is known that the meningeal lymphatics present in the layers of the brain, limited information is available about the role of this system in brain function. Here, for the first time we clearly demonstrate that the meningeal lymphatic pathway is involved in brain clearing from the blood after intracranial hemorrhage associated with hypoxia and forms a connective bridge between interstitial, cerebral spinal fluid and peripheral lymphatics. We also show that the development of methods to stimulate meningeal lymph flow after hemorrhagic evidence in the brain might be a neuroprotective strategy for effective recovery of the brain after a cerebrovascular catastrophe.
|Title of host publication||Oxygen Transport to Tissue XLI. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology|
|Editors||P.D. Ryu, J. LaManna, D. Harrison, S.S. Lee|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
|Name||Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology|
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- Blood-brain barrier
- Brain drainage and clearance
- Intracranial hemorrhages
- Lymphatic system