The standard anatomic texts, such as those of Gray,1 Bardeleben and Haeckel,2 Poirier,3 and Testut,4 as well as the monographs of Müller,5 Bartels,6 Hovelacque7 and others, give exact descriptions of the topography of the abdominal nerve plexuses and the abdominal lymph nodes. Up to the present, however, there has been no description of the topographic relations between the two systems. Clinical experience teaches that metastases and inflammatory processes in the abdominal lymph nodes cause various symptoms, such as pain and functional disturbances in various organs. Further, it has been seen that after operative removal of such nodes severe postoperative complications, such as paralysis and trophic disturbances, often occur. The purpose of this paper is to give a topographic-anatomic explanation for these phenomena. My studies concerning this question are all made on human material, and my illustrations in the text were also derived from
KISS F. TOPOGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NERVE PLEXUSES AND LYMPH NODES OF THE ABDOMEN. Arch Surg. 1930;21(3):405–411. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150150042002
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