How do mural and intermediate mesenteric lymph nodes differ in what they drain?
Jejunal and ilea lymph drains to mural and intermediate nodes in the mesentery and thence superior mesenteric nodes and then to thoracic duct.
My question is: how are mural and intermediate nodes different in terms of jurisdiction of drainage? Do they drain different parts of small intestine? What part does mural and what part does intermediate node drain?
I know that the inferior mesenteric lymph nodes drain the descending iliac and sigmoid parts of the colon and the upper part of the rectum; their efferents pass to the preaortic glands.
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