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Para-aortic lymph nodes

Para-aortic lymph nodes (often shortened to para-aortic nodes) are part of the retroperitoneal nodes, and are located anterior to the left lumbar trunk 1 and above and below the left renal vein prior to the flow of lymph into the cisterna chyli 2-4.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

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rID: 61229
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Paraaortic nodes
  • Para-aortic nodes
  • Para aortic lymph nodes
  • Paraaortic lymph nodes
  • Para-aortic lymph nodes (PAN)

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