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a.1.(Anat.) In front, or on the ventral side, of the aorta.
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It is generally agreed that the predominant drainage pattern from the kidney is cephalad posterior and medial, (15) and that the favored primary lymphatic drainage from the right kidney is the paracaval, precaval, retrocaval, and interaortocaval LNs, whereas from the left kidney it is the para-aortic, preaortic, retroaortic, and interaortocaval LNs.
The deep drainage pathways of the abdominal organs drain lymph to the nodes, and situated along it are arteries to preaortic nodes.
Some drainage also occurs to the pancreaticoduodenal nodes and the superior mesenteric preaortic nodes.