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Internal iliac lymph nodes

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Internal iliac lymph nodes

Internal iliac lymph nodes
Iliopelvic glands, lateral view. (Hypogastric labeled at upper right.)
Internal Iliac Nodes
1: Superior gluteal
2: Inferior gluteal
3: Sacral

Perivesical Lymph Nodes
4: Prevesicular
5: Postvesicular
6: Lateral vesicular
7: Parauterine
8: Paravaginal
9: Anorectal (pararectal)
Latin nodi lymphoidei iliaci interni
Drains to
common iliac lymph nodes
Gray's p.704
Anatomical terminology

The internal iliac lymph nodes (or hypogastric) surround the internal iliac artery and its branches (the hypogastric vessels), and receive the lymphatics corresponding to the distribution of the branches of it, i. e., they receive lymphatics from all the pelvic viscera, from the deeper parts of the perineum, including the membranous and cavernous portions of the urethra, and from the buttock and back of the thigh. The internal iliac lymph nodes also drawn the superior half of the rectum, above the pectinate line.[1][2]

It does not receive lymph from the ovary or testis; the gonads drain to the paraaortic lymph nodes.

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  1. ^ "Ano-Rectal Anatomy". University of Connecticut Health Center. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  2. ^ MD, Tao Le, MD,MHS, Vikas Bhushan, MD, Matthew Sochat, MD, Max Petersen, Goran Micevic, Kimberly Kallianos, (2014). First aid for the USMLE step 1 2014 : a student-to-student guide.  

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