Gastric lymph nodes

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Gastric lymph nodes
Lymphatics of stomach, etc.
Lymphatics of stomach, etc. The stomach has been turned upward.
Drains to celiac lymph nodes
Latin Nodi lymphoidei gastrici
Anatomical terminology

The gastric lymph nodes consist of two sets, superior and inferior.

  • The Superior Gastric Glands (lymphoglandulæ gastricæ superiores) accompany the left gastric artery and are divisible into three groups, viz.:
    • (a) upper, on the stem of the artery;
    • (b) lower, accompanying the descending branches of the artery along the cardiac half of the lesser curvature of the stomach, between the two layers of the lesser omentum;
    • c) paracardial outlying members of the gastric glands, disposed in a manner comparable to a chain of beads around the neck of the stomach. They receive their afferents from the stomach; their efferents pass to the celiac group of preaortic lymph nodes.
  • The Inferior Gastric Glands (lymphoglandulæ gastricæ inferiores; right gastroepiploic gland), four to seven in number, lie between the two layers of the greater omentum along the pyloric half of the greater curvature of the stomach.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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