Is the Spleen Really Important?
|Tatiani Uceli Maioli*|
|Departamento de Nutricao, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Corresponding Author :||Tatiani Uceli Maioli
Departamento de Nutricao
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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|Received May 23, 2014; Accepted June 11, 2014; Published June 18, 2014|
|Citation: Maioli TU (2014) Is the Spleen Really Important?. J Hematol Thrombo Dis. 2:144. doi:10.4172/2329-8790.1000144|
|Copyright: © 2014 Uveli Maioli T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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The spleen is a mysterious organ located in the left side of the abdominal cavity and is linked to the blood and lymphatic circulation. It is a secondary lymphoid organ and its micro architecture is divided by a trabecular connective tissue which is composed by a red and white pulp. The red pulp (RP) is specialized in the removal of old cells from the blood stream with the help of reticular fibers, fibroblasts and macrophages.