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Lymph Node Drainage

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eesohbel's version from 2015-08-06 19:31

Drainage

Question Answer
upper 1/3 esophagus drains tocervical nodes
middle 1/3 esophagus drains tomediastinal nodes
lower 1/3 esophagus drains toceliac and gastric nodes
Upper back drains toAxillary LN
Lateral breast drains toAxillary LN
Stomach drains toCeliac LN
Duodenum drains toSuperior mesenteric LN
Jejunum drains toSuperior mesenteric LN
Sigmoid colon drains toColic → inferior mesenteric LN
Rectum drains toPara-rectal LN
Upper Anal canal (above pectinate line) drains toInternal iliac LN
Lower Anal canal (below pectinate line) drains toSuperficial inguinal LN
Testes drain toSuperficial & deep plexuses → para-aortic LN
[Remember: testes descend] so they are internal
Scrotum drains toSuperficial inguinal LN
Thigh drains toSuperficial inguinal [Remember the thigh is superficial]
Lateral dorsum of foot drains toPopliteal
Right arm drains toRight lymphatic duct
Right head drains toRight lymphatic duct
vaginainternal iliac
prostateinternal iliac
ovariespara aortic
uteruspara aortic
vulvasuperficial inguinal LN
scortumsuperficial inguinal LN
above pectinate lineinternal iliac
below pectinate linesuperficial inguinal
lower rectuminternal iliac
upper rectumIMA
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Question Answer
Right lymphatic duct drainsRight arm
Right chest
Right half of head
Thoracic ductEverything except the Right arm, Right chest, and Right side of head
Cervical LN drainsHead and Neck
Axillary LN drainUpper back
Breast
Celiac LN drainslower 1/3 esophagus
Stomach
Liver
Spleen
Pancreas
Upper duodenum
Superior mesenteric LN drainsDuodenum
Jejunum
Inferior Mesenteric LN drainsColon after Splenic Flexure
Upper Rectum
Internal iliac drainsLower rectum - Upper anal canal above pecinate line
Vagina (middle)
Prostate
Bladder
cervix
Para-Aortic LN drainsTestes
Ovaries and Uterus
Kidneys
Superficial Inguinal LN drainsThigh
Lower Anal canal below pectinate line
Scrotum
vulva
Popliteal drainsDorsolateral foot
Posterior calf
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