Gastric lymph nodes

Lymph: Gastric lymph nodes
Lymphatics of stomach, etc.
Latin nodi lymphoidei gastrici
Gray's subject #180 706
Drains to
celiac lymph nodes

The gastric lymph nodes consist of two sets, superior and inferior.

  • The Superior Gastric Glands (lymphoglandulæ gastricæ superiores) accompany the left gastric artery and are divisible into three groups, viz.:
    • (a) upper, on the stem of the artery;
    • (b) lower, accompanying the descending branches of the artery along the cardiac half of the lesser curvature of the stomach, between the two layers of the lesser omentum;
    • c) paracardial outlying members of the gastric glands, disposed in a manner comparable to a chain of beads around the neck of the stomach. They receive their afferents from the stomach; their efferents pass to the celiac group of preaortic glands.
  • The Inferior Gastric Glands (lymphoglandulæ gastricæ inferiores; right gastroepiploic gland), four to seven in number, lie between the two layers of the greater omentum along the pyloric half of the greater curvature of the stomach.

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