Clinical Examination of the Lymphatic System

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What can be palpated if they are enlarged in the healthy animal?

Lymph nodes

When are the lymph vessels normally palpable?

When they are enlarged

In what situation may grossly enlarged lymph nodes have been seen?

During observation of the patient before it is handled

What does the lymphatic system consist of?

Lymph nodes, spleen, and lymph vessels

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Lymphatic System

  • The lymph nodes can be palpated if they are enlarged in a healthy animal.
  • Lymph vessels are normally not palpable.
  • Grossly enlarged lymph nodes may be seen in situations where there is an inflammatory response or an infection.
  • The lymphatic system consists of lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and lymphoid organs.

Test your knowledge about the clinical examination of the lymphatic system, including the palpation of lymph nodes and vessels. Learn how to identify enlarged lymph nodes and vessels during patient observation and examination.

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