- The lymphatic system is a network of very fine vessels or tubes called lymphatics that drain lymph from all over the body.
- In contrast to lymph nodes, the thymus contains no lymph sinuses or afferent lymphatic vessels.
- This injection also identifies the lymphatic basins, nodal areas, and respective lymph draining sites that are considered to be at risk for metastases.
- This includes cell salts, fatty tissue, lymph, red and white blood cells, two glands of the endocrine system and even the bones.
- The lymph drained from the small intestine has an additional function: it carries the fats absorbed from the food.