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    Lymph Nodes in the Male Retroperitoneum and Pelvis

    Lymph Nodes in the Male Retroperitoneum and Pelvis

    Picture of lymph nodes in the male retroperitoneum and pelvis

    Lymph nodes found in the male retroperitoneum and pelvis are part of the lymphatic system, which carries fluid, nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream. Lymph nodes are connected by a network of channels that run throughout the body.

    Cancer may spread through lymph nodes to distant parts of the body.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
    Last Revised September 12, 2012

    Last Revised: September 12, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

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