Scientists Just Discovered A New Human Organ. It Might Be The Biggest One
New Delhi: An
organ has been identified by scientists which might be the "biggest
organ" in the human body. Interstitium was earlier thought to be
widespread, fluid-filled spaces within and between tissues all over th
The study shows that
the new human organ is actually a network of compartments filled with
liquid. According to experts, these interstitial spaces are organized by
a collagen "mesh" and can shrink and expand "and may thus serve as
Interstitium would be
the 80th organ in the human body. Before the study, it was thought that
the connective tissue underneath the skin and lining other organs was a
They also say that insterstitum spaces may play a crucial role in helping cancer spread to different parts of the body making it metastatic. Metastasis is the medical term for cancer that spreads to a different part of the body from where it started.
When cancer enters this layer, in the skin or in the viscera, it is then that it starts spreading to other parts of the body.