Gross anatomy lymph nodes are bean shaped structures about 01 25 cm in length the node is enclosed in a capsule and has an indentation on one surface along one of its long axes known as the hilumthe hilum is the point at which arteries carrying nutrients and lymphocytes enter the lymph node and veins leave it. Detailed anatomic drawings and state of the art radiologic images combine to produce this essential atlas of lymph node anatomy utilizing the most recent advances in medical imaging this book illustrates the nodal drainage stations in the head and neck chest and abdomen and pelvis. Atlas of lymph node anatomy january 2013 a good basic understanding of the anatomy and nomenclature of the inguino pelvic nodal groups is essential for accurate staging of male and female . The current atlas attempts to highlight nodal anatomy by way of color illustrations and color coded topographical depiction on cross sectional imaging studies we hope the content will be useful and informative to a wide range of readers filling in the void about nodal anatomy. Lymph node metastasis is frequently seen in most primary abdominal malignant tumors the tumor cells enter lymphatic vessels and travel to the lymph nodes along lymphatic drainage pathways
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