The Basic Anatomy of a Lymph Node

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

Lymphatic tissues of Lymph Node

  • After leaving the bone marrow, cells travel in the blood stream and will pass through small bean-shaped structures called lymph nodes (LNs). LNs are usually <1 cm and found where blood and lymph vessels converge. THey often travel as a part of a neruovascular bundle with a nerve, artery, and vein.

  • Lymphatic tissues are responsible for filtering and processing antigens present in the lymphatic fluid as it travels through the lymph node (from the afferent vessels to the efferent vessel)