Intercostal lymph nodes
|Lymph: Intercostal lymph nodes|
|Deep lymph nodes and vessels of the thorax and abdomen (diagrammatic). Afferent vessels are represented by continuous lines, and efferent and internodular vessels by dotted lines. (Intercostal nodes and vessels labeled at center left.)|
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei intercostales|
|Gray's||subject #181 715|
|Drains to||right lymphatic duct, thoracic duct|
They receive the deep lymphatics from the postero-lateral aspect of the chest; some of these vessels are interrupted by small lateral intercostal glands.
- The efferents of the glands in the lower four or five spaces unite to form a trunk, which descends and opens either into the cisterna chyli or into the commencement of the thoracic duct.
- The efferents of the glands in the upper spaces of the left side end in the thoracic duct; those of the corresponding right spaces, in the right lymphatic duct.
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Lymphatics of torso
|Chest||Right lymphatic duct - Thoracic duct (spans diaphragm)|
Bronchomediastinal trunk (Tracheobronchial, Parasternal) - Intercostal
|Abdomen||Cisterna chyli Intestinal trunk - preaortic: Celiac (Gastric, Hepatic, Splenic) - Superior mesenteric (Mesenteric, Ileocolic, Mesocolic) - Inferior mesenteric (Pararectal)|
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