Mesenteric lymph nodes
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|Lymph: Mesenteric lymph nodes|
Lymph Nodes of the Large Intestine and Lower Abdomen
Regional lymph tissue
|Latin||Nodi lymphoidei mesenterici|
|Intestinal lymph trunk|
The mesenteric lymph nodes lie between the layers of the mesentery.
They vary from one hundred to one hundred and fifty in number, and may be grouped into three sets, viz.:
- one lying close to the wall of the small intestine, among the terminal twigs of the superior mesenteric artery;
- a second, in relation to the loops and primary branches of the vessels;
- and a third along the trunk of the artery.
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