Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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MORPHOTOPOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF CERTAIN PELVIC LIMB LYMPH NODES IN FERRETS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXV, Issue 1
Written by Anca ȘEICARU

Data regarding the pelvic limb lymph centres in ferrets is quite scarce in the literature, so the aim of this paper is to present the morphotopographic relationship between the lymph nodes and the muscles of the pelvic limb, given their adjacent position. The muscles of the pelvic limb are well developed. The medium gluteus is very powerful, though it lacks its lumbar portion, and it clings to the accessory gluteus muscle. The long digital extensor muscle is covered by the cranial tibial muscle. The fat in the inguinal region forms an adipose pedicle that embeds superficial inguinal lymph nodes. The superficial inguinal lymph nodes are represented by two structures located along the epigastric caudal artery. In literature, inguinal lymph nodes are described as inconstant, but we were able to identify them in all three examined bodies. The popliteal lymph centre is represented by a single lymph node with a globular appearance lying in the popliteal fossa. In the ferret, the lymph nodes have considerable dimensions.

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