Microanatomy Of The Lymphatic System

Anchoring Filaments Lymphatic System

Although there are remarkable similarities in the lymphatic microanatomy within different organs, there are also some essential differences 2 . This review will deal with the common ultrastructural features first and then examine the differences between organs. The lymphatic system Fig. 1 begins as a network of blind ending capillaries which absorb lymph from the interstitial spaces. These capillaries are called initial lymphatics and are also known in the literature as prelymphatics, lymphatic...

Lymphatic Mapping Of The Skin

Lymph Node Map

The first comprehensive descriptions of the lymphatic drainage of the skin were based on the elegant work of the anatomist Sappey, who in the nineteenth century injected mercury into the lymphatics of cadavers to display the lymph channels 3,4 . He reported drainage to the axilla and groin from the skin of the trunk Figs. 1-3 and showed a vertical midline zone anteriorly and posteriorly where drainage tended to overlap. A similar zone was identified passing horizontally around the waist from...