Venous diversion trapping and growth of blood-borne cancer cells en route to the lungs.

@article{Brenk1975VenousDT,
  title={Venous diversion trapping and growth of blood-borne cancer cells en route to the lungs.},
  author={H. A. S. van den Brenk and Warner M. Burch and Heath Kelly and Christopher Orton},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1975},
  volume={31},
  pages={46 - 61}
}
A proportion of W-256 tumour cells injected intravenously into a tail vein of the rat are diverted into venous plexuses en route to the lungs; here tumour cells remain trapped, proliferate and form invasive solid tumours in the pelvis and hindquarters, which cause paraplegia, metastases and death. Also, cells trapped in veins produce tumour nodules… CONTINUE READING