• Lymphovascular invasion

    Asked by Brandz on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Lymphovascular invasion

    On my lab report it has the following. I can’t find anything that tells me what it means so hoping someone can answer it for me

    Lymphovascular Invasion
    - Present

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      It can also mean that the cancer cells have developed blood vessels & lymph channels, to supply them with blood and access to the lymphatic system.

      7 months ago
    • carm's Avatar

      ...so cancer cells rapidly divide and then replicate...and these cells do not stick to each other. It's like a 10 pound bag of pennies poured on a table... They make a XXX (tumor) but the some of the pennies roll off the XXX and further down the table to other sites (metastases). Your lymph system has 2 parts, the primary which is under pressure, and that is your circulation system. Then the secondary not under pressure (nodes, spleen). When the body finds a mutated cell circulating in the body it alerts the immune system... Macrophages, and T Cells. Cells communicate like a lock and key. So many T cells Flood the area and if you are lucky, the macrophage will find that cell, mark it for destruction, send it to the lymph node and then the corresponding T cell (key) will destroy it. The lymph nodes then drain the carcass to the thoracic duct via blood vessels where it is removed, the blood is then purified there and put back into circulation. This process is kind of like the plumbing in your house. Primary (like circulatory system) is your faucet (like your heart pumping) that is under pressure, you turn the spigot and water comes out. Secondary is the drains (lymph nodes)... the dirty water goes to the city's filtration system (thoracic duct) where it is sterilized and sent back into the cities water supply (blood vessels). I hope this helps explain the process to you. If they are not caught by T cells, they will find a place to nest and then rapidly divide and increase there.

      7 months ago
    • carm's Avatar

      The XXX is a pile

      7 months ago

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