Common iliac lymph nodes

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Common iliac lymph nodes
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Common Iliac Lymph Nodes
1. Medial common iliac
2. Intermediate common iliac
3. Lateral common iliac
4. Subaortic common iliac
5. Common iliac nodes of promontory

External Iliac Lymph Nodes
6. Medial external iliac
7. Intermediate external iliac
8. Lateral external iliac
9. Medial lacunar (femoral)
10. Intermediate lacunar (femoral)
11. Lateral lacunar (femoral)
12. Interiliac external iliac
13. Obturator (external iliac obturatory)
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Regional lymph tissue
SystemLymphatic system
Sourceinternal iliac lymph nodes, external iliac lymph nodes
Drains tolateral aortic lymph nodes
Latinnodi lymphoidei iliaci communes
Anatomical terminology

The common iliac lymph nodes, four to six in number, are grouped behind and on the sides of the common iliac artery, one or two being placed below the bifurcation of the aorta, in front of the fifth lumbar vertebra.

They drain chiefly the hypogastric and external iliac glands, and their efferents pass to the lateral aortic glands.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 704 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)