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Drainage of lymph from the foreleg to the superficial cervical lymph node in sheep.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6473917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The superficial cervical (prescapular) node in sheep is large and readily accessible. It lies medial to the omotransverse muscle and 40 to 60 mm cranial to the ventral end of the scapular spine. Lymph vessels reaching this node from the foreleg all enter its ventral half. These lymphatics can be approached surgically opposite the elbow joint where they lie adjacent to the cephalic vein. Carbon particles infused into a single afferent lymphatic were restricted to a small segment of the ventrocranial quadrant of the node. When Evans' Blue dye, or a suspension of carbon particles, was injected subcutaneously just above the hoof they were carried to the node in two to five afferent lymphatics and were found mainly in the ventrocranial quadrant. A knowledge of the anatomy of the superficial cervical node and its afferent lymphatics may be of value in immunological studies, especially where it is desired to introduce antigen into a known part of a node and to leave the remainder for control observations.
T J Heath; R A Brandon; S T Norman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0034-5288     ISO Abbreviation:  Res. Vet. Sci.     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-22     Completed Date:  1984-10-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Evans Blue
Lymph / physiology
Lymph Nodes / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Models, Biological
Sheep / anatomy & histology*,  physiology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
314-13-6/Evans Blue; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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