Sistema linfático

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Sistema linfático

Los ganglios linfáticos producen células inmunes para ayudar a combatir las infecciones y también filtran el fluido linfático y remueven materiales extraños como bacterias y células cancerígenas. Estos ganglios pueden hincharse a causa de condiciones inflamatorias, un absceso, cáncer y más comúnmente por infecciones. Las áreas comunes donde los ganglios se pueden palpar incluyen la ingle, las axilas, la parte posterior de las orejas y de la cabeza, a los lados del cuello y debajo de la mandíbula y del mentón.

Sistema linfático

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  • Last reviewed on 11/2/2012
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