external iliac lymph nodes

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ex·ter·nal il·i·ac lymph nodes

parietal nodes located in association with the external iliac vein; they are subdivided into three groups: intermediate external iliac lymph nodes, between the vein and the external iliac artery; lateral external iliac lymph nodes; and medial external iliac lymph nodes, medial to the vein; they all receive afferent vessels from the inguinal nodes, lower abdominal wall, and pelvic viscera, and send efferent vessels to the common iliac nodes.
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A study showed that when the dissection was extended to the higher external, internal, and common iliac lymph nodes as well as the presacral lymph nodes, the rate of metastasis increased from 10% to 26% (J.