Spleen microcirculation: want to learn more about it?
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This study unit will allow you to:
- Become familiar with the internal structure of the spleen.
- Learn to morphologically and functionally differentiate between red and white pulp.
- Understand the vascular supply and organization of the spleen.
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Check your knowledge about the microcirculation of the spleen with our quiz below:
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You can take a closer look at the microcirculation of the spleen with our image gallery:
|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|
Continue your learning
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