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Pathways of Lymph Node Spread in Abdominal Malignancies
Christopher M. Walker, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging Anatomy

    • Clinical Implications

      TERMINOLOGY

      • Definitions

        • Abdominal malignancies with macroscopic or microscopic neoplasm within thoracic lymph nodes

      IMAGING ANATOMY

      • Lymph Nodes Around Diaphragm (3 Groups)

        • Lymphatic Drainage of Liver

          • Lymphatic Drainage of Abdomen

            • Thoracic Duct Anatomy and Variations

              CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

              • Clinical Importance

                • Hepatic Neoplasms

                  • Abdominal Malignancies

                    Selected References

                    1. Phang K et al: Review of thoracic duct anatomical variations and clinical implications. Clin Anat. 27(4):637-44, 2014
                    2. Kiyonaga M et al: Thoracic duct and cisterna chyli: evaluation with multidetector row CT. Br J Radiol. 85(1016):1052-8, 2012
                    3. Harisinghani M: Atlas of Lymph Node Anatomy. New York: Springer, 2012
                    4. Hematti H et al: Anatomy of the thoracic duct. Thorac Surg Clin. 21(2):229-38, ix, 2011
                    5. Riquet M et al: Thoracic duct tributaries from intrathoracic organs. Ann Thorac Surg. 73(3):892-8; discussion 898-9, 2002
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                    KEY FACTS

                    • Imaging Anatomy

                      • Clinical Implications

                        TERMINOLOGY

                        • Definitions

                          • Abdominal malignancies with macroscopic or microscopic neoplasm within thoracic lymph nodes

                        IMAGING ANATOMY

                        • Lymph Nodes Around Diaphragm (3 Groups)

                          • Lymphatic Drainage of Liver

                            • Lymphatic Drainage of Abdomen

                              • Thoracic Duct Anatomy and Variations

                                CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                                • Clinical Importance

                                  • Hepatic Neoplasms

                                    • Abdominal Malignancies

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Phang K et al: Review of thoracic duct anatomical variations and clinical implications. Clin Anat. 27(4):637-44, 2014
                                      2. Kiyonaga M et al: Thoracic duct and cisterna chyli: evaluation with multidetector row CT. Br J Radiol. 85(1016):1052-8, 2012
                                      3. Harisinghani M: Atlas of Lymph Node Anatomy. New York: Springer, 2012
                                      4. Hematti H et al: Anatomy of the thoracic duct. Thorac Surg Clin. 21(2):229-38, ix, 2011
                                      5. Riquet M et al: Thoracic duct tributaries from intrathoracic organs. Ann Thorac Surg. 73(3):892-8; discussion 898-9, 2002