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Lateral Group of Superior Diaphragmatic Lymph Vessels
Lymphoid System

Lateral Group of Superior Diaphragmatic Lymph Vessels

Vasa lymphatica phrenici superiores

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Location: Superior surface of respiratory diaphragm, lateral to the pericardium.

Drainage: Pericardium, respiratory diaphragm, diaphragmatic pleura, anterior upper section of liver, upper part of rectus abdominis muscle.

Direction of Flow: Prepericardiac lymph nodes > Parasternal lymph nodes > Bronchomediastinal trunk > Thoracic duct or right lymphatic duct.

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Description: (Location & Drainage)

The lateral group of superior diaphragmatic lymph vessels

receive lymph from the anterior superior surface of the diaphragm, as well as the inferior intercostal spaces, anterior upper surface of the liver, the superior part of the rectus abdominis muscle, and from the posteriorly located pericardium. The efferent vessels of this group send lymph to the parasternal lymph nodes via the prepericardiac lymph nodes or to the posterior group of diaphragmatic lymph nodes.

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