Mesenteric lymph nodes

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Mesenteric lymph nodes
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Lymph Nodes of the Large Intestine and Lower Abdomen
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Regional lymph tissue
Drains to Intestinal lymph trunk
Latin Nodi lymphoidei mesenterici
Anatomical terminology

The mesenteric lymph nodes are one of the three principal groups of superior mesenteric lymph nodes and lie between the layers of the mesentery.

They number from one hundred to one hundred and fifty, and are sited as two main groups:

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