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Right Lumbar Nodes
Lymphoid System

Right Lumbar Nodes

Nodi lumbales dextri

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Description

The right lumbar lymph nodes form part of the parietal abdominal lymph nodes. They are arranged around the length of the inferior vena cava.

The right lumbar lymph nodes can be subcategorized into three groups: the lateral caval lymph nodes, the precaval lymph nodes and the retrocaval lymph nodes. These three groups are interconnected, forming a horseshoe-like arrangement around the inferior vena cava.

The lumbar lymph nodes receive lymph from two areas; firstly, the common iliac lymph nodes as a pathway from the lower limb, and secondly, from the visceral lymph nodes and their vessels draining abdominal organs.

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Lymph nodes (LN) are secondary lymphoid organs distributed throughout the body located alongside the lymphatic vasculature that drains peripheral tissues and organs of the body to deliver molecules, antigens, microorganisms, and cells such as lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) from the tissues [151].

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