Basic Histology -- Another Big Lymphatic Next Home Back

Lymphatic vessels fill up with fluid whenever there is increased interstitial fluid in a tissue.

When there is acute inflammation (which always includes extra protein moving from the blood vessels into the tissues), you can often see a tinge of pink in the lymphatics as they carry some of this fluid back to the bloodstream.

This is a dilated lympatic in the serosa of the colon in a person who had peritonitis.

With your study partners, find:

We'll let you find the endothelial cell nuclei yourselves, and won't point them out any more.



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Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences