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  Lymphatic system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lymph vessels are present in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
The lymph is carried in the lymph vessels to regional lymph nodes.
Lymph nodes - Lymph - Lymphocytes - Lymph vessels - Thoracic duct
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lymph   (1045 words)

 Lymph node - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clusters of lymph nodes are found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen.
Lymph nodes act as filters, with an internal honeycomb of connective tissue filled with lymphocytes that collect and destroy bacteria and viruses.
The spleen and tonsils are large lymphoid organs that serve similar functions, though the spleen does not filter lymph but blood.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lymph_node   (284 words)

 Lymph Nodes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is from a labrador with 2 enlarged lymph nodes.
It is possible for the lymph node to have a problem area that the needle missed.
The anatomy of this lymph node is not normal, an indication that it is diseased.
www.lbah.com /lymphnode.htm   (1218 words)

 Swollen Lymph Nodes Glands Acute Symptoms
Enlarged lymph nodes such as swollen glands in the neck are lymph glands which are a part of the lymph system and an important part of your body's immune system.
One reason the concentration of lymph glands is high at these locations is that the lymph vessels that drain the head area have to pass through the glands in the neck prior to entry into the main part of the body.
Lymph glands are "check points" and function to monitor the lymph waste removal system as it makes it's one way travel back toward the heart and into the blood stream.
www.newhopehealthclinic.com /symptoms_lymphoma_lymph_glands_swollen.htm   (1698 words)

 Encyclopedia: Lymph node   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The spleen is a ductless, vertebrate gland that is not necessary for life but is closely associated with the circulatory system, where it functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and removal of other debris from the bloodstream, and also in holding a reservoir of blood.
Lymph nodes - Lymph - Lymphocytes - Lymph vessels - Thoracic duct In mammals including humans, the lymphatic vessels (or lymphatics) are a network of thin tubes that branch, like blood vessels, into tissues throughout the body.
In anatomy, lymph vessels are thin walled, valved structures that carry lymph away from the tissues, through the lymph nodes and thoracic duct back to the general circulation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lymph-node   (881 words)

 Lymph Nodes - DrGreene.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a newborn infant, the lymph nodes are often small enough and soft enough not to be felt.
When evaluating enlarged lymph nodes the first consideration is whether these nodes are localized (in one or two adjacent regions of the body) or generalized (spread throughout the body, often including the spleen -- the largest lymph node -- which is found just under the rib cage in the left upper part of the abdomen).
Generalized enlarged lymph nodes suggest that the body is responding to a whole-body problem, such as an infection (bacterial, viral, or fungal), an autoimmune disease (arthritis or lupus), a drug reaction, or a malignancy such as leukemia.
www.drgreene.com /21_783.html   (1417 words)

 National Cancer Institute - Dictionary of Cancer Terms
For a regional lymph node dissection, some of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed; for a radical lymph node dissection, most or all of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed.
For a regional lymphadenectomy, some of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed; for a radical lymphadenectomy, most or all of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed.
It may occur in the arm or leg after lymph vessels or lymph nodes in the underarm or groin are removed or treated with radiation.
www.cancer.gov /dictionary/db_alpha.aspx?expand=l#lymph   (4212 words)

 Diagnose-Me: Condition: Enlarged Lymph Nodes
Swelling of lymph nodes generally results from localized or systemic infection, abscess formation, or malignancy; other causes of enlarged lymph nodes are extremely rare.
Lumps may be produced by enlargement of the lymph nodes secondary to bacterial infections, viral infections, antigenic stimulation (as from vaccinations), and malignancy.
Lymph nodes can usually be distinguished from other growths because they generally feel small, smooth, round or oval-shaped and somewhat mobile when attempts are made to push them sideways.
www.diagnose-me.com /cond/C110125.html   (2162 words)

 Lymph Nodes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lymph nodes generally occur in groups along the larger lymphatic vessels.
All lymph nodes have the primary function of the production of lymphocytes, which help defend the body against microorganisms and against harmful foreign particles and debris from lymph before it is returned to the blood stream.
Hodgkin's disease is an enlargement of the lymph nodes in the neck, which gradually spreads throughout the lymphatic system, including the spleen.
www.innerbody.com /text/lymp05.html   (174 words)

 Lymph Node Removal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cancer in the lymph nodes is associated with an increased risk of having cancer cells in other parts of your body.
That's why the lymph nodes are likely to "catch" or filter out cancer cells that might be floating in the fluid that drains away from the cancerous area of the breast.
Surgery to remove some or all of the lymph nodes under your arm is called axillary lymph node dissection.
www.breastcancer.org /tre_surg_lymphrem.html   (279 words)

 VAT: The Lymphatic System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This picture shows the regions of the lymph node where the blood stream (arteries and veins) anter a typical lymph node.
For the lymphatic system to function properly in its defensive role, the lymph nodes must be able to "dump" their leukocytes (infection fighting cells) quickly into the general blood stream.
Lymph nodes can take on many different sizes and shapes, but most are bean-shaped and are around 1 inch in length.
www.acm.uiuc.edu /sigbio/project/updated-lymphatic/lymph7.html   (280 words)

 eMedicine - Swollen Lymph Glands : Article Excerpt by: Dorota Bartniczuk, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lymph glands (also called nodes) are a part of your lymphatic system, which is one of your body's barriers to infection and plays a role in the immune responses.
Lymph nodes are small clusters of cells, surrounded by a capsule.
The cells in lymph nodes are lymphocytes and macrophages (lymphocytes produce antibodies—protein particles that bind foreign substances including infectious particles—and macrophages digest the debris).
www.emedicine.com /aaem/byname/swollen-lymph-glands.htm   (235 words)

 Lymphatics.net: Information on the lymphatic system, lymph nodes, capillaries and edema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lymph is composed of water, ions, protein, clotting factors, lymphocytes, and fats absorbed from the intestine.
Lymph collected from the tissues is transported along thin-walled valved vessels to larger lymph vessels to drain into the venous blood via the thoracic and right lymphatic ducts.
Lymph is moved along within the system mostly by the action of external forces such as muscle contractions or changes in intrathoracic pressure with respiration.
www.lymphatics.net   (586 words)

 lymph nodes - multiple sclerosis encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lymph vessels are closely associated with the circulatory system vessels.
Lymph nodes are areas of concentrated lymphocytes and macrophages along the lymphatic veins.
The spleen is similar to the lymph node except that it is larger and filled with blood.
www.mult-sclerosis.org /lymphnodes.html   (173 words)

 Lymph Node   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Postoperative survival and the number of lymph nodes sampled during resection of node-negative non-small cell lung cancer.
Among women with early stage breast cancer, the risk of axillary lymph node recurrence after sentinel lymph node biopsy is very low, according to a study...
The spleen and tonsils are large, well-known lymph nodes.
www.wikiverse.org /lymph-node   (238 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Your Immune System Works"
The lymph system is most familiar to people because doctors and mothers often check for "swollen lymph nodes" in the neck.
The main difference between the blood flowing in the circulatory system and the lymph flowing in the lymph system is that blood is pressurized by the heart, while the lymph system is passive.
Lymph is a clearish liquid that bathes the cells with water and nutrients.
science.howstuffworks.com /immune-system5.htm   (380 words)

 Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: Lymph node dissection
Lymph node dissection (lymphadenectomy) is the surgical removal of lymph nodes in order to assess the spread of cancer.
Lymph node dissection is done for many different types of cancers, including cancers of the head and neck, breast, prostate, testes, bladder, colon, and lung.
Lymph node dissection is usually done by a surgeon in a hospital setting, under general anesthesia.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_gGEC/is_0012/ai_2699001261   (1160 words)

 Lymph Problems - Canine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lymph nodes under the jaw (usually at the junction of the jaw and throat, not actually at the chin area) collect lymph drainage from the head region.
He examined her and found swollen lymph glands under her jaw, at the tops of her front legs, and on the back of her legs.
Routine exam showed enlarged lymph nodes, but the balance of her examination was reported as "unremarkable".
www.vetinfo.com /dlymph.html   (2812 words)

 lymph drainage massage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lymph system's impact is so far reaching that many don't even realize that minor aches and pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish lymph system and a compromised immune system.
Lymph nodes can be as small as the head of a pin, or as big as an olive.
There are 400-700 lymph nodes in the body, half of which are located in the abdomen, and many are in the neck.
www.deeptissue.com /learn/systems/lymph/article.htm   (2259 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Lymph system
The lymph system is a network of organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, and lymph vessels that produce and transport lymph from tissues to the bloodstream.
Lymph nodes produce immune cells (such as lymphocytes, monocytes, and plasma cells).
When bacteria are recognized in the lymph fluid, the lymph nodes enlarge as they produce additional white blood cells to help fight infection.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002247.htm   (314 words)

 Lymph Node Cancer: Cancer Hospitals
Lymph node cancer patients at CTCA receive complementary and alternative cancer therapy along with the latest innovative and conventional lymph node cancer treatments.
Hodgkin's disease is a rare form of lymph node cancer that usually occurs in males between the ages of 15 and 34 and over 55.
This lymph node cancer may be more common in those with a family history of lymph node cancer.
www.cancercenter.com /lymph-node-cancer.htm   (332 words)

 Lymph Node
Lymph nodes are distributed throughout the body receiving lymphatic fluid from the lymphatic vessels.
Objective.-To determine whether lymphoid antigens are preserved in infarcted lymph nodes and to determine the utility of immunohistochemical staining in the evaluation of lymph node infarction.
Results.-Preservation of lymphoid antigens was observed in 4 of 6 cases of lymph node infarction associated with malignant lymphoma, including 3 of 5 cases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and 1 case of peripheral T-cell lymphoma.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /bodysites/lymph_node.htm   (736 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Swollen glands
Lymph nodes are glands that play an important part in your body's defense against infection.
Infections that commonly cause swollen lymph nodes include mononucleosis, German measles, tuberculosis, mumps, ear infection, tonsillitis, abscessed or impacted tooth, gingivitis (swelling of the gums), mouth sores, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Which lymph nodes are swollen depends on the type of problem and the body parts involved.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003097.htm   (715 words)

 Pelvic lymph node metastasis in endometrial cancer with no myometrial invasion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The incidence of pelvic lymph node metastases in 100 cases without myometrial invasion was examined.
The incidence of pelvic lymph node metastasis was four of 83 in grade 1, zero of 13 in grade 2, and zero of four in grade 3 tumors.
Pelvic lymph node metastasis in endometrial cancer with no myometrial invasion is not rare, even with grade 1 tumors.
www.meb.uni-bonn.de /cgi-bin/mycite?ExtRef=MEDL/96305283   (168 words)

 Lymph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Lymph Node Institute, The Audio samples, essays and discussion board for the Atlanta, Georgia group.
Nerve-Injury.org Details lymph node biopsy in the neck, including possible complications.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Lymph.html   (220 words)

 Lymph node involvement and tumor depth in rectal cancers: an analysis of 805 patients   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lymph node involvement and tumor depth in rectal cancers: an analysis of 805 patients.
Lymph node positivity, number of lymph nodes involved, lymphatic vessel, and venous and perineural invasion were significantly increased with increasing depth of invasion of tumor through the bowel wall in univariate analysis.
The percentage of lymph node involvement at each tumor depth was as follows: T1, 5.7 percent; T2, 19.6 percent; T3, 65.7 percent; T4, 78.8 percent.
www.meb.uni-bonn.de /cgi-bin/mycite?ExtRef=MEDL/98069876   (228 words)

 Lymph Node Removal Sometimes Unnecessary:Endo Ca
Noriaki Sakuragi and colleagues from the Hokkaido University School of Medicine, in Japan, examined the predictive value of the preoperative examination for retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis in 214 patients with endometrial carcinoma.
The investigators report that histological type and grade, volume index, and serum CA 125 level were independent risk factors for pelvic lymph node metastasis.
Of 110 patients with no risk factors for pelvic lymph node metastasis, 4 (3.6%) had pelvic lymph node metastasis.
www.annieappleseedproject.org /lymnodremsom.html   (298 words)

 Immune System
The blood and lymph systems are intertwined throughout the body and they are responsible for transporting the agents of the immune system.
The lymph flows from the interstitial fluid through lymphatic vessels up to either the thoracic duct or right lymph duct, which terminate in the subclavian veins, where lymph is mixed into the blood.
It is in the lymph nodes where antigen is usually presented to the immune system.
uhaweb.hartford.edu /BUGL/immune.htm   (3339 words)

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