Splenic lymph nodes

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Splenic lymph nodes
Lymphatics of stomach, etc.
Lymphatics of stomach, etc. The stomach has been turned upward.
System Lymphatic system
Drains to celiac lymph nodes
Latin nodi lymphoidei splenici
Anatomical terminology

The splenic lymph nodes (or pancreaticolienal) are lymph nodes that accompany the lienal (splenic) artery, and are situated in relation to the posterior surface and upper border of the pancreas; one or two members of this group are found in the gastrolienal ligament.

Their afferents are derived from the stomach, spleen, and pancreas, their efferents join the celiac group of preaortic glands.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 706 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)