Retroaortic lymph nodes

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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)
  1. Lateral caval
  2. Precaval
  3. Postcaval
The parietal lymph glands of the pelvis.
SystemLymphatic system
Sourcelateral aortic lymph nodes, preaortic glands
Drains tocisterna chyli
Latinnodi lymphoidei retroaortici
Anatomical terminology

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.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 705 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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