Inguinal lymph node

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Lymph nodes are small, round structures that are part of the lymphatic system and are found all over the body at many regions. These structures filter lymph fluid, which is found all over the body and contains white blood cells that fight infection. They also house many immune cells and are linked by lymphatic vessels, which are similar to capillaries because they transport fluid.

Murine inguinal lymph node beneath the bifurcation of epigastric vein. Bright structure visualised by MHC II-GFP construct, is the lymph node

An Inguinal lymph node is a type of lymph node in the inguinal region. It can refer to:

A view of the different inguinal lymph nodes
  • Superficial inguinal lymph nodes
    • inferior -inferior of the saphenous opening of the leg, receive drainage from lower legs
    • superolateral - on the side of the saphenous opening, receive drainage from the side buttox and the lower abdominal wall.
    • superomedial - located at the middle of the saphenous opening, take drainage from the perineum and outer genitalia.[1]
  • Deep inguinal lymph nodes
    • arranged near and along the femoral vein of the leg.
    • drain the deep parts of the lower limbs, women's clitorus, and men's penis
    • connected to the superficial lymph nodes and send their drainage to those via lymph vessels.[2]


  1. ^ "Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes -- Medical Definition". Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  2. ^ "lymph nodes and nerves". Retrieved 2016-05-09.