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Lymphatic System Overview - Tonsil and Mucosal Associated Lymphatic Tissue

Ring of oral adenoid tissue:

  • anterior - lingual tonsil formed by the submucous adenoid collections.
  • lateral - palatine tonsils and adenoid collections near the auditory tubes.
  • posterior - pharyngeal tonsil on the posterior wall of the pharynx.
  • between main masses are smaller collections of adenoid tissue.

Mucosal Associated Lymphatic Tissue (MALT)

  • oesophagus
  • trachea (BALT)


Lymphatic cartoon links: Overview | Tonsil | Tonsil and MALT | Thymus | Spleen | Bone marrow | Lecture - Lymphatics | Immune System Development

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Terese Winslow 2007 - National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov) Original image resized, relabeled and histology images added.

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