lymph vessel


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to lymph vessel: lymph node

lymph vessel

[′limf ‚ves·əl]
(anatomy)
A tubular passage for conveying lymph. Also known as lymphatic.
References in periodicals archive ?
4,5) Surgical collapse also affects the pulmonary vasculature with emptying of the blood and lymph vessels.
As CD34 cannot differentiate between lymphatic and blood vessel tumour, MVD was analysed without discrimination between lymph vessels and micro- blood vessels.
Another study by Leivens (1985) has demonstrated an increased dilation of blood and lymph vessels immediately following exposure to LILT, while Piller and Thelander (1995) have also observed significant reduction in oedema and tissue fibrosis following LILT.
These particles become known as lymph when they seep into tile lymph vessels.
The excess fluid in the lymph vessels is eventually returned to the bloodstream.
However a new form of "supermicro surgery" called lymphovenos anastomosis (LVA) means surgeons can join miniscule lymph vessels to veins which will then help drain the excess fluid that builds up rather than allowing it to gather in the body.
Only, the lymph vessels carry immune system cells and a clear fluid.
But, when they tuned the scanner differently, the blood vessels disappeared, and the researchers saw that dura also contained smaller but almost equally bright spots and lines which they suspected were lymph vessels.
It has more than 50 histologic subtypes that arise from connective tissues of the body, including muscle, tendons, fat, lymph vessels, blood vessels, nerves, and tissue around joints.
The TD walls were thickened, the lymph vessels were irregularly narrow, and the valves were difficult to detect [Figure 2].
It's a normal colour but develops a dimpled appearance due to retention of fluid in the lymph vessels.