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Spleen microcirculation

Learning objectives

This study unit will allow you to:

  1. Become familiar with the internal structure of the spleen.
  2. Learn to morphologically and functionally differentiate between red and white pulp.
  3. Understand the vascular supply and organization of the spleen.

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Key points about the spleen microcirculation
Parts of the spleen Capsule, trabeculae, red pulp, white pulp
Red pulp Splenic cords (of Billroth), splenic sinusoids
White pulp Periarterial lymphoid sheath (PALS), lymphoid nodules (primary nodule, secondary nodules with germinal center), marginal zone
Arterial supply Splenic artery, trabecular artery, central artery, penicillar arteriole, arterial capillaries
Venous drainage Splenic vein, trabecular vein, red pulp vein, vein sinuses

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