Abdomen and pelvis lymph nodes

Abdominopelvic lymph nodes are present throughout the abdominal pelvic cavity, and serve to drain the lymphatic fluid from around the visceral organs, the body walls, as well as the pelvis and legs.These lymph nodes are adjacent to the visceral organs, and are also commonly found adjacent to the large blood vessels.Enlargement of these lymph nodes can be secondary to increased fluid and/or cells. This can be due to an inflammatory condition, or infection, however in some cases, the nodes may be enlarged secondary to a malignant condition where filtering of tumor cells are filling and therefore enlarging the lymph nodes.The location of these abnormal appearing lymph nodes can help provide information as to what or where a possible problem may be arising from.

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