paracardial lymph nodes

paracardial lymph nodes
a group of small lymph nodes that often form a chain or ring (anulus lymphaticus cardiae) around the cardiac opening of the stomach.

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  • Gastric lymph nodes — Infobox Lymph Name = PAGENAME Latin = nodi lymphoidei gastrici GraySubject = 180 GrayPage = 706 Caption = Lymphatics of stomach, etc. Caption2 = Lymphatics of stomach, etc. The stomach has been turned upward. DrainsFrom = Source = DrainsTo =… …   Wikipedia

  • lymph node — One of numerous round, oval, or bean shaped bodies located along the course of lymphatic vessels, varying greatly in size (1–25 mm in diameter) and usually presenting a depressed area, the hilum, on one side through which blood vessel s enter and …   Medical dictionary

  • anulus lymphaticus cardiae — [TA] cardiac lymphatic ring: a chain of lymph nodes (paracardial lymph nodes) around the cardiac opening of the stomach …   Medical dictionary

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