New Organ Has Just Been Discovered In The Human Body After Scientists Had Missed It For Thousands Of Years

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Science and Technology On 4th April 2018

Researchers have made new discoveries of a new organ they hope it could help them understand why cancer is more likely to spread when it invades certain areas.

The interstitium

The NYU-led team says they found a new organ 'interstitium' which hasn’t been identified until now and may even be one of the largest in the body.

Spreading cancer

The interstitium is interconnected compartments that act like a series of spaces a highway of moving the fluid. The interstitium has the unfortunate side effect of spreading cancer around the body.

Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues

According to a study published in Scientific Reports researcher explained:

"Fluid-filled spaces and collagen bundles lined by cells staining for CD34 are seen on histology in multiple organs and tissues, including in the submucosa of the entire digestive tract, the urinary bladder, peribronchial tissue, fascia, and stroma of arteries and veins of all sizes."

Shock absorber

While searching for cancer signs in patient's bile duct Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center medics Dr. David Carr-Locke and Dr. Petros Benias came across the interstitium which acts as a shock absorber where tissues are moved or subjected to force. Thirteen patients participate in this study between July 2012 and Dec 2013. The study was conducted with the approval of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center) Institutional Review Board (IRB).

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