Appendix histology

A significant quantity of lymphoid tissue is associated with human mucosa.  Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is scattered along mucosal linings, measuring roughly 400 m2 It is the most extensive component of human lymphoid tissue.   These surfaces protect the body from an enormous quantity and variety of antigens.  The tonsils, Peyer patches within the small intestine, and the vermiform appendix are examples of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). (adapted from emedicine)

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