Inferior mesenteric lymph nodes

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Lymph: Inferior mesenteric lymph nodes
Lymphatics of colon. (Inferior mesenteric labeled at bottom center.)
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Latin nodi lymphoidei mesenterici inferiores
Gray's p.710
Drains to
preaortic lymph node

The inferior mesenteric glands consist of:

They drain the descending colon and sigmoid parts of the colon and the upper part of the rectum; their efferents pass to the preaortic glands.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.