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Hilum of lymph node

Hilum of lymph node
Schematic of lymph node showing lymph sinuses
A lymph node showing afferent and efferent lymphatic vessels
Latin hilum nodi lymphoidei

The hilum of lymph node is the concave portion of the lymph node where the efferent vessels exit.[1]

See also

  • Hilum (anatomy)

lymph enters the convex side of the lymph node through the afferent lymphatic vessels then flows through sinuses, exits the node at the indented region, the hilus, through the efferent lymphatic vessels. The hilus from which the lymph exits the body is smaller and there are less of them so that the pathogens inside the lymph can be dealt with by the macrophages


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