Lymph node transplantation results in spontaneous lymphatic reconnection and restoration of lymphatic flow Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Nodes
  • Lymphatic Vessels

abstract

  • Transferred lymph nodes have rapid infiltration of functional host lymphatic vessels and maintain T- and B-cell populations. This process correlates with increased endogenous expression of VEGF-C in the perinodal fat and infiltrating lymphatics. Anatomical proximity of newly formed lymphatics and high endothelial venules supports the hypothesis that lymph node transfer can improve lymphedema by exchanges with the systemic circulation.

publication date

  • February 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4066306

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000436840.69752.7e

PubMed ID

  • 24469165

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 301

end page

  • 10

volume

  • 133

number

  • 2