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Internal Iliac Lymph Vessel
Lymphoid System

Internal Iliac Lymph Vessel

Vasa lymphatica iliaci interni

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Quick Facts

Location: Surrounding the internal iliac artery and vein.

Drainage: Pelvic viscera (except the testes/ovaries), perineum, gluteal region.

Direction of Flow: 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:

Description: (Location & Drainage)

The internal iliac lymph vessels are situated along the internal iliac artery. The vessels drain lymph from the parietal lymph nodes of the internal iliac region, the superior gluteal, inferior gluteal and sacral lymph nodes. In addition, the internal iliac lymph vessels drain lymph from the visceral internal iliac lymph nodes, such as the paravesical, parauterine, paravaginal, and pararectal lymph nodes. The internal iliac lymph vessels transmit lymph from the aforementioned nodes to the common iliac lymph nodes, which subsequently drain into the lateral aortic and caval lymph nodes, and then to the lumbar trunks and the cisterna chyli.

Description:

Description: (Location & Drainage)

The internal iliac lymph vessels are situated along the internal iliac artery. The vessels drain lymph from the parietal lymph nodes of the internal iliac region, the superior gluteal, inferior gluteal and sacral lymph nodes. In addition, the internal iliac lymph vessels drain lymph from the visceral internal iliac lymph nodes, such as the paravesical, parauterine, paravaginal, and pararectal lymph nodes. The internal iliac lymph vessels transmit lymph from the aforementioned nodes to the common iliac lymph nodes, which subsequently drain into the lateral aortic and caval lymph nodes, and then to the lumbar trunks and the cisterna chyli.

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