Extranodal extension (ENE)

What does extranodal extension mean? A lymph node is a small organ filled with specialized immune cells. It is part of the body’s immune system. A capsule is a thin tissue barrier on the outside of the lymph node. The capsule separates the lymph node from the surrounding tissues and organs. Pathologists use the term …
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In-transit metastasis

What is an in-transit metastasis? In-transit metastasis is a group of tumour cells found within the skin or soft tissue at least 2 cm from the original tumour. The word ‘in-transit’ is used because the tumour cells are found in between the original tumour and the first lymph nodes that drain that area of the …
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Tumour deposit

What is a tumour deposit? A tumour deposit is a group of tumour cells outside of the original tumour. A tumour deposit can be found close to the original tumour, or in other organs and body sites far from the original tumour. Another name for a tumour deposit is metastasis. Where are tumour deposits normally …
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