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superior phrenic lymph nodes


Definition: three groups of small nodes, anterior, middle, and posterior, on the upper surface of the diaphragm; they receive afferents from the liver, diaphragm, and intercostal spaces and send efferents to parasternal and posterior mediastinal nodes.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei phrenici superioresTA

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