venule

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venule

[′ven·yül]
(anatomy)
A small vein.
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The most common histologic features are preserved nodal architecture; follicular hyperplasia with reactive germinal centers; well-formed mantle zones; eosinophilic infiltrates involving the inter-follicular areas, sinusoidal areas, perinodal soft tissue, and subcutaneous tissue; and proliferation of postcapillary venules.
Flat ECs found in non-specialized regular postcapillary venules in the skin also mediate constitutive immune cell trafficking under steady state conditions, albeit to a much lesser extent than do HEV ECs.
It could be due to the endothelial cell edema in the endothelium of postcapillary venules which cause obstruction in the blood flow and reduction in oxygen transport (Oliveira et al.
vasodilator of postcapillary venules which cause increased vascular permeability in postcapillary venules, leading to protein extravasation (tissue edema)
The first reports of eczematous inflammation within congenital malformations of postcapillary venules appeared in the mid-1990s with descriptions of dermatitis within nuchal-occipital port wine stains (PWS) in children (1, 2).
The interaction between neutrophils and vascular endothelium is a key step in the inflammatory process, which usually takes place in postcapillary venules.