Exploration of lymphatic structures of gastrointestinal tract

Superior mesenteric and middle colic lymph nodes and vessels, close-up view

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Exploration of lymphatic structures of gastrointestinal tract
Superior mesenteric and middle colic lymph nodes and vessels, close-up view
Peritoneum has been removed from the right side of the mesentery and from the lower surface of the transverse mesocolon. The view is a close-up of the specimen shown in the previous photograph.
1 . Transverse colon (elevated)
2 . Middle colic lymph nodes
3 . Middle colic artery
4 . Mesenteric lymph nodes
5 . Horizontal part of duodenum
6 . Mesenteries
7 . Duodenojejunal junction
8 . Margin of dissected area
9 . Jejunal vein
10 . Jejunum (retracted to left)
11 . Straight artery
12 . Superior mesenteric vein
13 . Lymph vessel