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Lymph nodes of the small intestine (English)

Lymph nodes of the small intestine (English)

Overview of the abdomen with the liver reflected and stomach, pancreas and parts of the large intestine removed. The lymph nodes of the small intestine compose one the largest groups in the body, consisting of 100-150 nodes dispersed throughout the mesentery. The juxtaintestinal lymph nodes are located peripherally close to the ileal and jejunal wall. From here, lymph is transported towards the superior mesenteric lymph nodes via intermediate mesenteric nodes located alongside the jejunal and ileal arteries. Pancreaticoduodenal lymph nodes drain most of the duodenum. Lymph is then transported to the celiac and superior mesenteric nodes before reaching the cisterna chyli and continuing into the thoracic duct.
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