The carriage of cancer cells by the thoracic duct.

  title={The carriage of cancer cells by the thoracic duct.},
  author={Wilson I. B. Onuigbo},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={496 - 500}
THE thoracic duct is an unrivalled link between the lymph and blood streams. After traversing the upper abdomen, chest, and lower neck, a distance of some 18 inches or nearly 46 cm. (Le Gros Clark, 1958), it pours about 75 per cent of the body's lymph directly into the venous system (Eerland, 1962). Over a century ago, Rees (1842) carried out an analysis of the contents of the thoracic duct in a hanged criminal and speculated on the presence of the blood cells therein. Dickinson (1863) readily… CONTINUE READING

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