red pulp of spleen

red pulp of spleen

[TA]
bluish-red tissue that constitutes about 75% of the parenchyma of the spleen; contains a large number of venous sinuses separated by a fibrocellular reticulum rich in fibroblasts and macrophages; on section, has a corded appearance.
Synonym(s): pulpa rubra splenica [TA]
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The red pulp of spleen was replaced by a proliferation of lymphoid cells and a high concentration of neoplastic cells resembling the germ tumor cells found in the testis.