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Fig. 1 | Gynecological Surgery

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From: Sentinel lymph node in endometrial cancer: an overview

Fig. 1

Main routes of lymphatic drainage and relative distribution of lymphatic nodes in EC. The concept of SLN depends on the uterus's lymphatic drainage. There are two main interconnected routes through broad and infundibulo-pelvic ligaments, these last ones considered the secondary routes. The cervix and the lower uterine segment drain mainly through parametria to external iliac and common iliac nodes. The uterine corpus drains primarily to the external iliac nodes; other pathways include the inter iliac, common iliac, and obturator area. Uterine fundal drainage is relatively consistent through the ovarian vessels to the infra-renal PA area

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