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Iliopelvic Glands

Lateral view (Cunéo and Marcille.)

The Iliac Circumflex Glands, two to four in number, are situated along the course of the deep iliac circumflex vessels; they are sometimes absent.

Hypogastric Glands (lymphoglandulæ hypogastricæ; internal iliac gland) (Fig. 612) surround the hypogastric vessels, and receive the lymphatics corresponding to the distribution of the branches of the hypogastric artery, i. e., they receive lymphatics from all the pelvic viscera, from the deeper parts of the perineum, including the membranous and cavernous portions of the urethra, and from the buttock and back of the thigh. An obturator gland is sometimes seen in the upper part of the obturator foramen.

Sacral Glands are placed in the concavity of the sacrum, in relation to the middle and lateral sacral arteries; they receive lymphatics from the rectum and posterior wall of the pelvis.

The efferents of the hypogastric group end in the common iliac glands.

Lumbar Glands (lymphoglandulæ lumbales) are very numerous, and consist of right and left lateral aortic, preaortic, and retroaortic groups.

(Text from Gray's Anatomy 1918)

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Gray H. Anatomy of the human body. (1918) Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.

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current23:14, 14 February 2013Thumbnail for version as of 23:14, 14 February 2013800 × 631 (181 KB)Z8600021 (talk | contribs)==Iliopelvic glands (lateral view)== (Cunéo and Marcille.) The Iliac Circumflex Glands, two to four in number, are situated along the course of the deep iliac circumflex vessels; they are sometimes absent. The Hypogastric Glands (lymphoglandulæ hy