Measurement of the Interstitial Pressure in Subcutaneous Tissue in Dogs
A probe consisting of a cotton thread fitted inside a 15-cm Teflon tube with an inner diameter of 0.8 mm and connected to a transducer was used to measure the interstitial pressure in the subcutaneous tissue in six anesthetized dogs. The measurements were reproducible with a standard deviation of ±0.64 mm Hg. In six dogs the mean pressure in the subcutaneous tissue of the thorax was --2.74 mm Hg (range --3.25 to --1.99 mm Hg). After hemorrhage and dextran (10%) infusion, the mean pressure decreased by 1.70 mm Hg. After infusion of lactated Ringer's solution, the pressure increased to the control values.
- Received November 28, 1969.
- Accepted April 8, 1970.
- © 1970 American Heart Association, Inc.