1306 Spleen Anatomy Study Resources

CapsuleThe outermost layer of the spleen, providing protection and structural integrity.
TrabeculaeFibrous bands branching from the capsule into the spleen, providing internal support.
White PulpTissue in the spleen associated with immune function, containing lymphocytes and macrophages.
Red PulpTissue involved in filtering and breaking down old red blood cells, surrounding the white pulp.
Vascular SinusesEnlarged spaces or channels in the spleen where blood is exposed to macrophages for phagocytosis.
VeinThe vessel through which purified blood exits the spleen to rejoin the systemic circulation.