Angioinvasion



What does angioinvasion mean?

Angioinvasion (also known as vascular invasion) describes the movement of tumour cells into a blood vessel such as a capillary, artery, or vein. Angioinvasion is almost always associated with malignant (cancerous) tumours although some benign (non-cancerous) tumours can also (very rarely) show angioinvasion. Angioinvasion is important because it increases the risk that tumour cells will metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body.

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