Basic Histology -- Dilated Lymphatic Vessel Next Home Back

Fibrous connective tissue is full of little endothelially-lined, thin-walled channels. (Typically they are just tubes of endothelium.)

These are your lymphatic vessels. They are easiest to see when they are distended, i.e., when they are draining excess tissue fluid.

This is a section of fibrous tissue from a patient with some some extra tissue fluid that needed draining.

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