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The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of

  • Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs
  • Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels.
  • Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection.

Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.

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Illustration of the lymph nodes in the head and neck
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  1. Lymphatic Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... your body. They are different from blood vessels. Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with ...
  2. Kawasaki Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... fever that lasts longer than 5 days Swollen lymph nodes in the neck A rash on the mid-section and genital area Red, dry, cracked lips and a red, swollen ... problems are rare. NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  3. Biopsy - lymph nodes; Open lymph node biopsy; Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy ... A lymph node biopsy is done in an operating room in a hospital, or at an outpatient surgical center. The ...
  4. Swollen glands; Glands - swollen; Lymph nodes - swollen; Lymphadenopathy ... Common areas where the lymph nodes can be felt (with the fingers) include: Groin Armpit Neck (there is a chain of lymph nodes on either side ...
  5. Culture - lymph node ... A sample is needed from a lymph node. The sample may be taken using a needle to draw fluid (aspiration) from the lymph node or during a lymph node biopsy . ...
  6. Women with Breast Cancer Micrometastases in Their Sentinel Lymph Nodes May Not Need Axillary Dissection Summary In a ... numbers of cancer cells ( micrometastases ) in their sentinel lymph nodes who received axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) had ...
  7. Lymph Nodes From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Quiz Site-specific Modules Resources Archived Modules Updates Lymph Nodes Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped structures that are usually ... lymph before it is returned to the blood. Lymph nodes are not present in the central nervous system. ...
  8. ... May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications ... therapy may beat surgery for treatment of affected lymph nodes in some breast cancer patients, resulting in fewer ...
  9. ... on this page, please enable JavaScript. Ultrasound of Lymph Nodes No Less Accurate for Obese Women, Study Says ... ultrasound scans to detect breast cancer in underarm lymph nodes, a new study reveals. Obesity can make physical ...
  10. ... 1 of 1 BREAST CANCER LUMPECTOMY AND SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY GENESIS MEDICAL CENTER DAVENPORT, IOWA October 10. ... of a breast cancer lumpectomy and subsequent sentinel lymph node biopsy. The procedure will be performed by Dr. ...
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