hilum of lymph node

hi·lum of lymph node

[TA]
the depressed area of the surface of a lymph node through which the efferent lymphatics emerge from the medulla and through which blood vessels enter and leave the node.
Synonym(s): hilum nodi lymphoidei [TA]
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Plexiform neurofibromas can rarely extend into the hilum of lymph nodes and this feature is thought to reflect the diffuse growth of these neoplasms [10].