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Lymphatic Metastasis of Neoplasms

  • Ian Carr
  • Jean Carr

Abstract

Human cancers commonly metastasize by the lymphatics to draining lymph nodes. The existence of lymphatic vessels has been known since the observations of Aselli in 1622 and the fact that cancer can spread to lymph nodes was “well-known”to Pearson in 1793 (reviewed by Mayerson, 1969; Onuigbo, 1972). Recent advances in our knowledge of metastasis have been founded largely on studies of hematogenous metastasis (Fidler et al. , 1978; Roos and Dingemans, 1979; Poste and Fidler, 1980). Less work has been done on lymphatic metastasis (reviewed by van de Velde and Carr, 1977; Carr and Carr, 1980).

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Lymph Node Lymphatic Vessel Drain Lymph Node Lymphatic Metastasis Popliteal Lymph Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Carr
    • 1
  • Jean Carr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Manitoba, and St. Boniface HospitalWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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