Interstitial fluid flow has been studied by many cancer researchers for investigation of how interstitial flow can affect drug delivery. This paper couples blood flow through a capillary network induced by tumor angiogenesis and fluid flow in interstitium and investigates the effects of consideration of a remodeled network and adaptability of capillary on interstitial flow. Two approaches are studied for showing the remodeling effects. In the first approach, the capillary network is presumed to have capillary with constant diameter. For the second approach, the adaptable capillaries are assumed in which the metabolic and hemodynamic stimuli changes capillary’s diameter based on sending signals to capillary. Numerical results show that the intravascular pressure has more uniform distribution along the network and capillary diameter has greater value in the network. The prediction of interstitial pressure for the second approach shows higher values compared to the first approach. Results from interstitial flow and blood flow distribution in normal and cancerous tissues have beneficial information about prediction of successive drug delivery..
Citation: Sefidgar M, Soltani M, Bazmara H, Mousavi M, Bazargan M, et al. Interstitial Flow in Cancerous Tissue: Effect of Considering Remodeled Capillary Network. J Tissue Sci Eng S4: 003. doi: 10.4172/2157-7552.S4-003