Retroaortic lymph nodes

Retroaortic lymph nodes

Infobox Lymph
Name = PAGENAME
Latin = nodi lymphoidei retroaortici
GraySubject = 180
GrayPage = 705


Caption = Left Lumbar Lymph Nodes (Paraaortic Lymph Nodes)
1. Lateral aortic
2. Preaortic
3. Postaortic
4. Intermediate Lumbar

Right Lumbar Lymph Nodes (Paracaval Lymph Nodes)
5. Lateral caval
6. Precaval
7. Postcaval


Caption2 = The parietal lymph glands of the pelvis.
Width = 234
System =
DrainsFrom =
Source = lateral aortic lymph nodes, preaortic glands
DrainsTo = cisterna chyli
MeshName =
MeshNumber =
DorlandsPre = n_09
DorlandsSuf = 12577097
The retroaortic lymph nodes (or postaortic lymph nodes) are placed below the cisterna chyli, on the bodies of the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.

They receive lymphatic trunks from the lateral and preaortic glands, while their efferents end in the cisterna chyli.

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