Lymphosome concept

Anatomical study of the lymphatic system

Hiroo Suami*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The gross anatomical study of the lymphatic system in humans and animals has been suspended for almost 100 years. This article introduces the author's technique for investigating the lymphatic system using the concept of the lymphosome. In revisiting the anatomical study of the lymphatic system, our updated knowledge can potentially be utilized either to reassure surgeons about their current procedures in the surgical management of cancers and lymphedema or assist them to refine them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • animal experiment
  • cadaver dissection
  • fluorescence lymphography
  • lymphatic system
  • lymphatic vessel

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