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Surgical Anatomy
July 2001

July 2001

Arch Surg. 2001;136(7):827. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.7.827

The lymphatics of the superior two thirds of the rectum drain into the inferior mesenteric lymph nodes. The lymphatics of the inferior third of the anus drain into the superficial inguinal nodes bilaterally.1

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