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Definition: 'Pancreatic Lymph Nodes'

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pancreatic lymph nodes

Type: Term

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1. nodes draining the body and tail of the pancreas; they are subdivided into two groups: inferior pancreatic lymph nodes [TA] (nodi lymphoidei pancreatici inferiores [TA]), located along the inferior pancreatic artery; and superior pancreatic lymph nodes [TA] (nodi lymphoidei pancreatici superiores [TA]), located along the splenic artery near the origin of its pancreatic branches.

Synonyms: nodi lymphoidei pancreatici (inferiores et superiores)

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