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pyloric lymph nodes


Definition: group of lymph nodes surrounding the pylorus, draining lymph into the right gastric or the right gastro-omental lymph nodes; subdivided into three smaller groups: suprapyloric nodes, superior to the pylorus; subpyloric nodes, inferior to the pylorus; and retropyloric nodes, posterior to the pylorus.

Synonym(s): gastroduodenal lymph nodes, nodi lymphoidei pylorici

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