Histology - Reticular connective tissue


This is a section of reticular tissue from within a lymph node. It consists of a network of thin collagen fibers termed reticular fibers because of their interlacing nature. Scattered among the spaces within the fibers are numerous reticular cells (lymphocytes). This tissue is common in the stroma, or supporting framework, of many organs. It is found in the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, red bone marrow, and around blood vessels and muscles.

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