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Inferior Pancreatic Nodes
Lymphoid System

Inferior Pancreatic Nodes

Nodi pancreatici inferiores

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Quick Facts

Location: Along the inferior margin of the pancreas.

Drainage: Pancreas.

Direction of Flow: Lateral aortic nodes or central superior mesenteric nodes > cisterna chyli > thoracic duct.

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Description:

Description: (Location & Drainage)

The inferior pancreatic nodes are located along the inferior margin of the pancreas. The nodes may form two groups:

—the medial group located around the pancreatic notch, adjacent to the inferior pancreatic vessels;

—the lateral group located under the distal body of the pancreas and pancreatic tail. These nodes receive lymph from the pancreas.

The efferent vessels of the inferior pancreatic nodes terminate in the intestinal trunk and lateral aortic nodes. Additionally, the medial group of inferior pancreatic nodes sends efferents to the central superior mesenteric nodes (Földi et al., 2012).

References

Földi, M., Földi, E., Strößenreuther, R. and Kubik, S. (2012) Földi's Textbook of Lymphology: for Physicians and Lymphedema Therapists. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Description:

Description: (Location & Drainage)

The inferior pancreatic nodes are located along the inferior margin of the pancreas. The nodes may form two groups:

—the medial group located around the pancreatic notch, adjacent to the inferior pancreatic vessels;

—the lateral group located under the distal body of the pancreas and pancreatic tail. These nodes receive lymph from the pancreas.

The efferent vessels of the inferior pancreatic nodes terminate in the intestinal trunk and lateral aortic nodes. Additionally, the medial group of inferior pancreatic nodes sends efferents to the central superior mesenteric nodes (Földi et al., 2012).

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