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Trabeculae of spleen

Trabeculae of spleen
Transverse section of the spleen, showing the trabecular tissue and the splenic vein and its tributaries
Latin Trabeculae splenicae
Anatomical terminology

The fibroelastic coat of the hilum is reflected inward upon the vessels in the form of sheaths. From these sheaths, as well as from the inner surface of the fibroelastic coat, numerous small fibrous bands, the trabeculae of the spleen (or splenic trabeculae), emerge from all directions; these uniting, constitute the frame-work of the spleen.

The spleen therefore consists of a number of small spaces or areolae, formed by the trabeculae; in these areolae is contained the splenic pulp.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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