LATERAL AORTIC LYMPH NODES

 

GROUP: Lumbar nodes

LOCATION:  These nodes lie on the sides of the abdominal aorta, anterior to the medial margins of the psoas major, diaphragmatic crura and the sympathetic trunk. They are bilateral, being formed on both right and left.

DIVISIONS:

Right

Left

DRAINAGE: These nodes drain the abdominal wall through the lumbar and iliac vessels. They also drain the kidneys, suprarenal glands, abdominal ureter, gonads, posterior abdominal wall, fallopian tube and the upper parts of the uterus. They then pass from the lateral nodes to the lumbar trunks, which end in the confluence of lymph trunks or the cisterna chyli, before entering the thoracic duct.

 

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