The results obtained using activated carbon as a tracer showed that VM and mosaic vessels connect with the host blood circulation. VM and mosaic vessels exist in malignant melanoma. Tumor cells can obtain oxygen and nutriment through VM and mosaic vessels besides endothelium-dependent vessels.
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