Light and electron microscopic studies on some lymph nodes of the adult one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius)

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Department of Cytology and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt


Samples from medial retropharyngeal, superficial cervical and deep femoral lymph nodes of four camels were fixed in neutral buffered formalin and prepared for light and electron microscopic examination. The camel lymph nodes were formed of stroma and parenchyma. A dense collagenous capsule and trabeculae beside fine reticular framework represented the stroma. The parenchyma was formed of follicular and non-follicular forms of lymphoreticular tissue. The lymphoid follicles were mainly secondary in nature formed of germinal center and outer corona. Afferent and efferent lymph vessels were noticed at the same area of the capsule. Capsular, subcapsular, trabecular, peritrabecular and parenchymal lymph sinuses were noticed in camel lymph nodes.


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