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Attempt to identify hemolymph nodes in humans

Krzysztof Bogacz, Konstanty Ślusarczyk, Anna Bibułek-Bogacz

Med Sci Monit 2000; 6(6): BR1082-1084

ID: 507591


In the study, nodi limphatici pancreaticolienales obtained from 10 cadavers aged 30-70 years were analyzed. The death causes were other than proliferative diseases of lymphatic and hemopoietic systems, or gastrointestinal tract diseases. After fixation in Bouin fluid, dehydration and embedding in paraffin, 10 µm sections were prepared and subsequently stained with hematoxylin-eosin. Additionally, hemosiderin reaction was performed on specimens from each analysed node. Positive hemosiderin reaction was found in none of the specimens. Certain theoretical aspects relating to hemolymph nodes were also presented in the paper. The authors conclude that there are no hemolymph nodes in the proximity of human splenic vessels.

Keywords: Hemosiderin, hemolymph nodes, nodi limphatici pancreaticolienales, man