|Transverse section of a portion of the spleen. (Lymphatic nodule labeled at center right.)|
|Latin||noduli lymphoidei splenici|
|Gray's||subject #278 1285|
The altered coat of the arterioles, consisting of adenoid tissue, presents here and there thickenings of a spheroidal shape, the white pulp (Malpighian bodies of the spleen, splenic lymphoid nodules).
These bodies vary in size from about 0.25 mm. to 1 mm. in diameter.
They are most frequently found surrounding the arteriole, which thus seems to tunnel them, but occasionally they grow from one side of the vessel only, and present the appearance of a sessile bud growing from the arterial wall.
- Histology image: 07703loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University
- White+pulp at eMedicine Dictionary
- Swiss embryology (from UL, UB, and UF) qblood/lymphat06
- Anatomy Atlases - Microscopic Anatomy, plate 09.174 - "Spleen: White Pulp splenic nodule"
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