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glossary:lymphatic_territories

Small areas of the skin are joined together by capillaries and pre-collectors which drain these areas via subcutaneous collectors.

A lymph territory is that area of skin drained by the collectors of a single lymphatic plexus.

Between these territories are interterritorial zones with few vessels; these may be described as the lymphatic watershed areas.

The passage of lymph from one lymphatic plexus to the next is possible only via the initial vascular network of the watershed area.

glossary/lymphatic_territories.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)