Flashcards in MALT (Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) Deck (7)
What is MALT histologically similar to and what is it that is similar? What is not similar?
they have germinal centers in the lymphoid follicle
they are different from a lymph node in that they don't have a capsule
What structures are included in MALT?
tonsils (3 kinds)
walls of the appendix
Located in the posterior portion of the oral cavity
located at the base of the tongue
the back wall of the nasopharynx (superior throat)
pharyngeal tonsils (aka adenoids)
located in the wall of the ileum of the small intestine
Peyer's patches (aka aggregated lymphoid nodules)