Hepatic lymph nodes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hepatic lymph nodes
Lymphatics of stomach, etc.
Lymphatics of stomach, etc. The stomach has been turned upward.
SystemLymphatic system
Drains toCeliac lymph nodes
LatinNodi lymphoidei hepatici
lymphoglandulae hepaticae
Anatomical terminology

The hepatic lymph nodes consist of the following groups:

  • (a) hepatic, on the stem of the hepatic artery, and extending upward along the common bile duct, between the two layers of the lesser omentum, as far as the porta hepatis; the cystic gland, a member of this group, is placed near the neck of the gall-bladder;
  • (b) subpyloric, four or five in number, in close relation to the bifurcation of the gastroduodenal artery, in the angle between the superior and descending parts of the duodenum; an outlying member of this group is sometimes found above the duodenum on the right gastric (pyloric) artery.

The lymph nodes of the hepatic chain receive afferents from the stomach, duodenum, liver, gall-bladder, and pancreas; their efferents join the celiac group of preaortic lymph nodes.

Additional images[edit]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 706 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)