Lymphangitis carcinomatosa

Lymphangitis carcinomatosa

Lymphangitis carcinomatosa 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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  • Bruce DM, Heys SD, Eremin O. (1996). "Lymphangitis carcinomatosa: a literature review.". J R Coll Surg Edinb. 41 (1): 7–13.
  • Doyle L. (1989). "Gabriel Andral (1797-1876) and the first reports of lymphangitis carcinomatosa.". J R Soc Med. 82 (8): 491–3. Full text

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