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common iliac lymph nodes

 

Definition: parietal nodes located in association with the common iliac vein; they are subdivided into five groups: intermediate common iliac lymph nodes, between the common iliac artery and vein; lateral common iliac lymph nodes lateral to the vein; medial common iliac lymph nodes, medial to the vein; promontorial common iliac lymph nodes at the sacral promontory; and subaortic common iliac lymph nodes, at the bifurcation of the aorta; they all receive afferent vessels from the external and internal iliac nodes and send efferent vessels to the lumbar nodes.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei iliaci communesTA

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