The Lymphatic System: Components, Functions and Diseases


Christy Ramirez (Editor)

Series: Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISAC: MED044000

This book provides research on the components, functions and diseases of the lymphatic system. Chapter One reviews the role of lymphatic drainage of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. In particular, the authors review the current hypotheses on the possible drainage of lymphatic fluid from the brain. Chapter Two expose the actual refinements of the surgical technique for the pedicled and free greater omentum flap, facing the treatment lymphedema. Chapter Three summarizes the recent development of the molecular mechanisms of tumor lymphangiogenesis, especially the role of bone marrow-derived cells and the growth factors implicated in this process. Chapter Four reviews molecular mechanisms related to the activation of tumor lymphangiogenesis and their clinical implications. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation: Brain Lymphatics, Brain Glymphatics, or Both?
Carlo Bellini, Luca A. Ramenghi, Dario Paladini, Tommaso Bellini and Francesco Boccardo (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Intensive Care, IRCCS Giannina Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. Versatility and Innovations of the Greater Omental Flap in the Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema of the Upper and Lower Limbs
J. M. Lasso, J. Rosado and R. Perez Cano (Chairman of Microsurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Lymphangiogenesis
Masahiro Tawada, Kazuhiro Yoshida and Shigeru Nakashima (Department of Surgical Oncology and Department of Cell Signaling, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Yanagido, Gifu, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4. New Roles of Lymphangiogenesis in Cancer Spread
Pedro Villarejo Campos, David Padilla Valverde and Javier Redondo (School of Medicine of Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha University Ciudad Real, Spain)



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