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Title: Anatomy of hepatic lymphatics and its implications in hepatic malignancies.
Authors: Yong, Tuck Leong;Houli, Nezor;Christophi, Christopher
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Northern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Nov-2016
EDate: 2016-06-14
Citation: ANZ Journal of Surgery 2016; 86(11): 868-873
Abstract: Hepatic malignancy with regional lymph node involvement is generally associated with poor prognosis. Lymphatic drainage from the liver to extrahepatic lymph nodes follows a complex and unpredictable pathway. To add to the complexity of management of regional lymph nodes in hepatic malignancies, not all liver cancers have the same propensity to metastasize through lymphatics. Lymphadenectomy has had mixed results in terms of improving patient survival. Other therapies especially anti-lymphogenic agents might play a role in the near future.
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13662
PubMed URL: 27302217
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: liver neoplasms
lymphatic system
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