Brief Article
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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 28, 2011; 17(16): 2137-2142
Published online Apr 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i16.2137
Figure 1
Figure 1 Effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on the ileal epithelial cells. A: Control group (× 5800), regularly-aligned microvilli in the intestinal epithelium, intact mitochondria and rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), and distinct junctional complexes were observed; B: Cardiopulmonary bypass group (× 7200), epithelial damage was demonstrated by swollen mitochondria and loss of cristae, and tight junctions were disrupted; C: Mitochondrial swelling with damage to mitochondrial cristae and vacuolar degeneration were present. The nuclear structure was incomplete; D: Microvilli in the intestinal epithelium were regularly aligned, and the structure of the tight junctions became tight. However, mild swelling of mitochondria and RER were observed.