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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



extravasation  listen  (ek-STRA-vuh-SAY-shun)

  The leakage of blood, lymph, or other fluid, such as an anticancer drug, from a blood vessel or tube into the tissue around it. It is also used to describe the movement of cells out of a blood vessel into tissue during inflammation or metastasis (the spread of cancer).