The peritoneal cell population is in some respects like that of connective tissue elsewhere, allowing for differences which may arise from the fact that its cells are in a fluid matrix. The study of the peritoneal cells may therefore contribute perhaps to our understanding of some of the wider problems of the connective tissues generally. Of the non-granular cells of the peritoneum, most attention seems to have been paid in recent years to the monocytemacrophage group, and relatively little interest appears to have been taken in the lymphoid cells. The present communication draws attention to some of the reasons for this state of affairs, and also notes some of the gaps in our knowledge of the peritoneal lymphoid cells, which present problems sui generis.


How to Cite: Yoffey, J. (1986) “PERITONEAL LYMPHOID CELLS”, Lymphology. 19(3).