pancreatic lymph nodes

pan·cre·at·ic lymph nodes

nodes draining the body and tail of the pancreas; they are subdivided into two groups: inferior pancreatic lymph nodes [TA] (nodi lymphoidei pancreatici inferiores [TA]), located along the inferior pancreatic artery; and superior pancreatic lymph nodes [TA] (nodi lymphoidei pancreatici superiores [TA]), located along the splenic artery near the origin of its pancreatic branches.
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