Intraorbital anatomy of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Kempster, R. C., Bancroft, B. J. and Hirst, L. W. (2002) Intraorbital anatomy of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Anatomical Record, 267 4: 277-287. doi:10.1002/ar.10118


Author Kempster, R. C.
Bancroft, B. J.
Hirst, L. W.
Title Intraorbital anatomy of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
Journal name Anatomical Record   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-276X
1097-0185
Publication date 2002-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ar.10118
Volume 267
Issue 4
Start page 277
End page 287
Total pages 11
Editor Aaron J. Ladman
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321016 Opthalmology and Vision Science
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
Abstract This is the first documented study of the anatomical details of the contents of the normal koala orbit, excluding the bulbus oculi. Baseline data were established which are necessary for understanding and treating ocular disease in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). The anatomy of the orbital contents of the koala were examined and described from animals that presented dead or were euthanized for humane reasons. Dissections of the orbital cavity were performed under magnification. Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) casts of the nasolacrimal system and the vascular supply of the orbit were also made in order to study these systems. The superficial lymphatic drainage of the conjunctival tissues was studied by subcutaneous injection of Evan's Blue into the palpebral conjunctiva of a freshly deceased animal, and by Microfil casts of the efferent lymphatics. In general, the orbital contents of the koala are consistent with those of other carnivorous polyprotodont and herbivorous diprotodont marsupials.
Keyword Anatomy & Morphology
Phascolarctos Cinereus
Anatomy
Orbit
Topography
Q-Index Code C1

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