Researchers Find Network of Fluid Pockets Underneath Skin
A new study has identified a previously unknown aspect of the human anatomy. Led by New York University’s Department of Pathology, the study found an undiscovered network of fluid-filled pockets and collagen underneath the skin. This network covers most of the body and its internal organs. According to their research, these fluid-filled pockets of collagen went undetected for decades, because the pockets likely collapse while biopsy samples are being prepared for microscopic slides. They identified the pockets using a newer version of endoscopy that utilizes lasers to image tissue at the microscopic level. But in order to study these pockets, the researchers carefully extracted tissue samples, and froze them to keep those structures intact.