lymph sinus

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lymph sinus

[′limf ‚sī·nəs]
(anatomy)
One of the tracts of diffuse lymphatic tissue between the cords and nodules, and between the septa and capsule of a lymph node.
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In addition, a chemokine-scavenging molecule, CCRL1, is expressed by lymphatic ECs that line the ceiling but not the floor of the subcapsular sinus.
Antigen travels from infected tissue to the cortex of the lymph node via the incoming (afferent) lymphatic vessels, which pierce the capsule of a lymph node at numerous sites and empty lymph into the subcapsular sinus (Jubb et al.
The following additional 5 features were closely ranked: peripheral lymphocyte rim, peripheral lymphoid follicles, possible subcapsular sinus, residual LN in surrounding fibroadipose tissue, and thick capsule.
In general, melanoma cells in the SLN are located in the subcapsular sinus, as single cells, small nests, or large, expansile clusters (Figure 3, A through C).