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Anteromedial Superficial Lymph Vessels of Lower Limb
Lymphoid System

Anteromedial Superficial Lymph Vessels of Lower Limb

Vasa lymphatica membri inferioris superficialis anteromedialis

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Quick Facts

Location: Anteromedial region of the lower limb.

Drainage: Most of the skin and subcutaneous fascia of lower limb, except for the lateral border of the foot and a narrow strip along the posterior leg.

Direction of Flow: Superficial inguinal lymph nodes > common iliac lymph nodes > lateral aortic lymph nodes (left) and lateral caval lymph nodes (right) > left and right lumbar lymph trunk > cisterna chyli > thoracic duct.

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Description

The anteromedial superficial lymph vessels of the lower limb are the major collectors of the lower limb. They extend from the foot, accompanying the great saphenous vein as far as the superficial inguinal lymph nodes. They drain all regions of the lower limb, including the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the toes, plantar and dorsal surfaces of the foot, medial regions of the heel, ankle, lower leg, knee, and anteromedial side of the thigh (Schünke et al., 2006).

References

Schünke, M., Ross, L. M., Schulte, E., Lamperti, E. D., Schumacher, U., Rude, J., Voll, M., Telger, T. C. and Wesker, K. (2006) Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System. Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: Thieme.

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