Cervical neck axillary lumbar and inguinal thymus l

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: essels towards efferent vessels • Lymphoid follicle/nodule contains a germinal center where B ­lymphocytes proliferate • Can form clusters that are named after region they are in, ex. cervical (neck), axillary, lumbar and inguinal Thymus: L and R lobes found in anterior and superior mediastina • Up to 40 g, gradually replaced by connective tissue – disappears by age 25 ­30 • Function: maturation of T ­lymphocytes Spleen: oval shape, largest lymphatic organ of ~ 150g (size of fist), sits in L hypochondriac region • Close to ribs 9, 10 and 11 – fracture of ribs puts fragile spleen at risk because easily lacerated • Lateral (diaphragmatic) and medial (visceral, in touch with stomach, kidneys and adrenal gland) surfaces • Hillum – center of medial surface, where splenic vein, artery and lymphatic vessels, and nerves enter/exit ...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/30/2014.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online