Retroaortic lymph nodes

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Lymph: Retroaortic lymph nodes
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Left Lumbar Lymph Nodes (Paraaortic Lymph Nodes)
1. Lateral aortic
2. Preaortic
3. Postaortic
4. Intermediate Lumbar

Right Lumbar Lymph Nodes (Paracaval Lymph Nodes)
5. Lateral caval
6. Precaval
7. Postcaval
The parietal lymph glands of the pelvis.
Latin nodi lymphoidei retroaortici
Gray's p.705
lateral aortic lymph nodes, preaortic glands
Drains to
cisterna chyli

The retroaortic lymph nodes (or postaortic lymph nodes) are placed below the cisterna chyli, on the bodies of the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.

They receive lymphatic trunks from the lateral and preaortic glands, while their efferents end in the cisterna chyli.

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