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Superior mesenteric lymph nodes

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Superior mesenteric lymph nodes

Lymph: Superior mesenteric lymph nodes
Latin nodi lymphoidei mesenterici superiores
Gray's subject #180 709
Drains to
preaortic lymph node

The superior mesenteric lymph nodes may be divided into three principal groups:


The superior mesenteric glands receive afferents from the jejunum, ileum, cecum, vermiform process, and the ascending and transverse parts of the colon; their efferents pass to the preaortic glands.

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