Lymphedema pp 63-64 | Cite as


  • Stanley G. Rockson


As a tributary of the arteriovenous blood circulation, the lymphatic vasculature plays an exquisite, finely modulated role in the regulation of body fluid homeostasis and interstitial fluid balance. It is estimated that approximately one-sixth of the body’s total volume resides in the interstitium (the spaces between cells).1


Interstitial Fluid Thoracic Duct Lymph Flow Interstitial Fluid Pressure Oncotic Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley G. Rockson
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  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineStanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research CenterStanfordUSA

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