A comparison of the fine structure of small blood vessels in intracranial and retroperitoneal malignant lymphomas

Asao Hirano, Nitya R. Ghatak, Norwin H. Becker, H. M. Zimmerman

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The fine structure of the blood vessels of an apparently primary intracerebral malignant lymphoma was compared with those in another malignant lymphoma in a retroperitoneal lymph node. The essential features of the blood vessels in both cases were the same. They resembled the blood vessels found in normal lymph nodes and were both distinctly different from those seen in normal brain. It was concluded that the direction of differentiation of the blood vessels which arise to nourish the neoplastic tissue is determined by the nature of the tumor rather than the vessels from which they originate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalActa neuropathologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1974



  • Blood Vessels
  • Lymphe Node
  • Malignant Lymphoma
  • Ultrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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