common iliac lymph nodes

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com·mon il·i·ac lymph nodes

parietal nodes located in association with the common iliac vein; they are subdivided into five groups: intermediate common iliac lymph nodes, between the common iliac artery and vein; lateral common iliac lymph nodes lateral to the vein; medial common iliac lymph nodes, medial to the vein; promontorial common iliac lymph nodes at the sacral promontory; and subaortic common iliac lymph nodes, at the bifurcation of the aorta; they all receive afferent vessels from the external and internal iliac nodes and send efferent vessels to the lumbar 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 metastasis rate increased from 10% to 26% (J.