The lymphatic system is responsible for vital functions in the human body. In particular, it plays an important role in the immune system mechanism whereby undesirable elements are destroyed in the lymph nodes. But cancer cells also spread via the lymphatic system. The system maintains fluid and protein balance by gathering approximately 4 L/day of interstitial fluid and returning it to the venous system. Lymphedema, an ailment of the system for which there is no known cure, primarily affects cancer patients who have undergone lymph node dissection . To understand how to treat such pathologies of the lymphatic system, it is first necessary to examine its fluid flow and pumping mechanisms quantitatively.
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Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of a Lumped-Parameter Model of Lymphangions in Series
Jamalian, S, Moore, JE, Jr., Bertram, CD, & Richardson, W. "Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of a Lumped-Parameter Model of Lymphangions in Series." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 345-346. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80849
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