Lymph Vessels of the Ovary

The lymph vessels of the ovary (Figure 29: b) drain to the lumbar aortic lymph nodes (Figure 29: 2, 3). They form extensive, coarsely meshed networks in the fat that envelops the ovary, as well as in the suspensory ligament of the ovary (Figure 29: k), particularly in the ventromedial portion. Usually, 3 to 4 lymph vessels emerge from these networks and drain into the lumbar aortic lymph nodes, most commonly to the lumbar aortic lymph nodes located at the renal artery and vein.

No lymph vessels could be traced from the ovary to the medial iliac lymph nodes in 4 cases examined in more detail.


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