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prevertebral lymph nodes


Definition: nodes located along the thoracic aorta; they receive vessels from the esophagus, diaphragm, liver, and pericardium; they send efferents to the thoracic duct and bronchomediastinal lymphatic trunk(s).

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei prevertebrales, nodi lymphoidei mediastinales posteriores, posterior mediastinal lymph nodes

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