Vein and Lymphatic Pathology
Vein and Lymphatic Pathology

Vein and Lymphatic Pathology

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Pathology in the veins, especially deep vein thrombosis (DVT) leading to pulmonary embolism, can prove catastrophic. Therefore, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of DVT and pulmonary embolism as provided via patient history, physical exam signs, laboratory studies, and proper imaging evaluation, when indicated.

The lymphatic vascular system plays several important roles in the body, including immune surveillance, absorption of dietary fat, and regulation of tissue pressure. This system likely contributes to diseases such as the metastasis of cancer, inflammatory disorders, and lymphedema. Though disorders specifically affecting the lymphatic system (e.g. autoimmune disease, lymphatic malformations) are fairly rare, they often have fairly characteristic presentations of which physicians should be aware.

Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:30 h
  • Quiz questions 15
  • Concept Pages 8


Your Educators of course Vein and Lymphatic Pathology

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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