BREAKING: Scientists Discover A New Human Organ

However, the fixing process causes fluid loss and collapse of the previously fluid-filled compartments, the researchers explained. The tissue then appeared solid.

The recent discovery was made using a newer technology called probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy, which provides a microscopic view of living tissues instead of fixed ones.

The report is published in the March 27 issue of Scientific Reports.

Originally reported on by Health Day News.