is inflammation of the lymph vessels
secondary to a malignancy
. Breast, lung, stomach, pancreas, and prostate cancers are the most common tumors that result in lymphangitis. First described by pathologist Gabriel Andral
in 1829 in a patient with uterine cancer
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