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Description:Also known as lymphangiectasis, upon examination, the penis depicted in this image displayed a distended lymphatic vessel, which for an unknown reason, became obstructed, now appearing as a nodular, tortuous tube along the right lateral penile shaft.
As is the circulatory system of the body, the lymphatic system is composed of a network vessels, which drain the extracellular fluid from the body’s tissues, bringing the fluid back to the chest cavity, and dumping it back into the circulatory system via the right and left subclavian veins, by way of the right and left thoracic ducts respectively.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ William R. Smart, San Rafael, CA; Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1976
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CDC Organization
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