Morpho-physiological function and role of omental milky spots as omentum-associated lymphoid tissue (OALT) in the peritoneal cavity.

@article{Shimotsuma1993MorphophysiologicalFA,
  title={Morpho-physiological function and role of omental milky spots as omentum-associated lymphoid tissue (OALT) in the peritoneal cavity.},
  author={Masataka Shimotsuma and JackW. Shields and Max William Simpson-Morgan and Akihiro Sakuyama and Morio Shirasu and Akeo Hagiwara and Tetsufumi Takahashi},
  journal={Lymphology},
  year={1993},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          90-101
        }
}
The morpho-physiological function and role of milky spots in the greater omentum are reviewed. These milky spots are composed of cellular aggregations of mesenchymal cells, mainly macrophages and lymphocytes, surrounding capillary convolutions termed omental glomeruli. Initial lymphatics of the omentum begin at the milky spots and drain into lymph collectors. The lymphatic capillaries in the omental milky spots take part in the absorption of various substances from the peritoneal cavity… CONTINUE READING

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