Lymphatic Drainage of the Anterior Abdominal WallThis is a featured page

Lymphatic Drainage of the Anterior Abdominal Wall

Lymphatics in the region above the umbilicus
  • Drain into the axillary lymph nodes.
Lymphatics in the region below the umbilicus
  • Drain into the superficial inguinal nodes.
Superficial inguinal lymph nodes
  • Receive lymph from the lower abdominal wall, buttocks, penis, scrotum, labium majus, and the lower parts the vagina and anal canal. Their efferent vessels primarily enter the external iliac nodes and, ultimately, the lumbar (aortic) nodes.

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