Vasculogenic mimicry.

@article{Folberg2004VasculogenicM,
  title={Vasculogenic mimicry.},
  author={Robert Folberg and Andrew J. Maniotis},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  year={2004},
  volume={112 7-8},
  pages={508-25}
}
The term vasculogenic mimicry describes the formation of fluid-conducting channels by highly invasive and genetically dysregulated tumor cells. Two distinctive types of vasculogenic mimicry have been described. Vasculogenic mimicry of the tubular type may be confused morphologically with endothelial cell-lined blood vessels. Vasculogenic mimicry of the patterned matrix type in no way resembles blood vessels morphologically or topologically. Matrix proteins such as laminin, heparan sulfate… CONTINUE READING