Clin Exp Metastasis 2022 02 15;39(1):139-157. Epub 2021 Oct 15.
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, Department of Pathology, and NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY, 10016, USA.
The lymphatic system is a complicated system consisting of the lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes draining the extracellular fluid containing cellular debris, excess water and toxins to the circulatory system. The lymph nodes serve as a filter, thus, when the lymph fluid returns to the heart, it is completely sterile. In addition, the lymphatic system includes the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, such as tonsils, adenoids, Peyers patches in the small bowel and even the appendix. Read More