Exploration of lymphatic structures of gastrointestinal tract

Left colic and middle colic lymph nodes and vessels, close-up view

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Exploration of lymphatic structures of gastrointestinal tract
Left colic and middle colic lymph nodes and vessels, close-up view
The lymphatic structures in the region of the splenic flexure of the colon are shown in this close-up view of the specimen illustrated in 141-4.
1 . Transverse colon (elevated)
2 . Middle colic lymph nodes
3 . Middle colic artery (left branch)
4 . Intact strip of peritoneum between dissected areas
5 . Duodenojejunal flexure
6 . Middle colic and mesenteric lymph nodes
7 . Jejunum
8 . Branch of left colic artery
9 . Taenia coli
10 . Left colic flexure
11 . Spleen
12 . Left colic lymph nodes
13 . Left colic artery
14 . Kidney (covered by renal fascia)
15 . Intact strip of peritoneum between dissected areas
16 . Inferior mesenteric lymph nodes
17 . Descending colon