hepatic node

hepatic node

a node in one of three groups of lymph glands associated with the abdominal and pelvic viscera supplied by branches of the celiac artery. The hepatic nodes are divided into the hepatic and subpyloric groups. The hepatic group, on the stem of the hepatic artery, extends along the common bile duct, between the two layers of the lesser omentum, as far as the porta hepatis. The subpyloric group comprises about five nodes closely relating to the division of the gastroduodenal artery. Both groups receive materials from the stomach, the duodenum, the liver, the gallbladder, and the pancreas. Their efferent vessels join the celiac set of preaortic nodes. Compare gastric node, pancreaticolienal node.
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