Anatomy and histology of Virchow’s node

  title={Anatomy and histology of Virchow’s node},
  author={Masaomi Mizutani and Shin-ichi Nawata and Ichiro Hirai and Gen Murakami and Wataru Kimura},
  journal={Anatomical Science International},
A regional lymphatic system is composed of the first, second, third and even fourth or much more intercalated nodes along the lymptatic route from the periphery to the venous angle or the thoracic duct. The third or fourth node is usually termed the last-intercalated node or end node along the route. Similarly, one of the supraclavicular nodes is known to correspond to the end node along the thoracic duct. It is generally called ‘Virchow’s node’, in which the famous ‘Virchow’s metastasis’ of… Expand
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  • G. Murakami, M. Abe, T. Abe
  • Medicine
  • The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi
  • 2002
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