LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE OF THE PROSTATE


Authors: prof. MUDr. Libor Páč, CSc.
Authors‘ workplace: Anatomický ústav LF MU, Brno
Published in: Urol List 2006; 4(4): 10-12

Overview

Distinct sentinel lymph node marking is an objective pursued by surgeons tackling the issue of removal of lymph node metastases. Meeting this objective continues to be a challenge in the case of prostate metastases. Lymph from the prostate drains in 3 directions, into 2 groups of lymph nodes in the pelvis, i.e. nodi lymphatici iliaci interni (nodi lymphatici obturatorii, nodi lymphatici sacrales), nodi lymphatici iliaci externi.

KEY WORDS:
nodi lymphatici iliaci interni, nodi lymphatici iliaci externi, prostate, prostate sentinel lymph node


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