Number, size, and distribution of Peyer's patches in the human small intestine: Part I The development of Peyer's patches.


The number of Peyer's patches found in the various parts of the human small intestine has never been accurately determined. Most textbooks of anatomy put their number at 20 to 30 (Gray 1962), and only slight variations of these figures are given from one textbook to another. However, Sappey (1877), Passow (1885), and Gundobin (1892) occasionally found 70 or… (More)


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