Internal iliac lymph nodes
|Lymph: Internal iliac lymph nodes|
|Iliopelvic glands, lateral view. ((Hypogastric labeled at upper right.)|
|Internal Iliac Nodes|
1: Superior gluteal
2: Inferior gluteal
Perivesical Lymph Nodes
6: Lateral vesicular
9: Anorectal (pararectal)
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei iliaci interni|
|Gray's||subject #180 704|
|Drains to||common iliac lymph nodes|
The internal iliac lymph nodes (or hypogastric) surround the internal iliac artery and its branches (the hypogastric vessels), and receive the lymphatics corresponding to the distribution of the branches of it, i. e., they receive lymphatics from all the pelvic viscera, from the deeper parts of the perineum, including the membranous and cavernous portions of the urethra, and from the buttock and back of the thigh.
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