Lymph Drainage of RCC Differs with Laterality

The main lymphatic basins of left- and right-sided RCCs are listed in the following groupings

Right-sided kidney

Left-sided kidney

Site of lymph nodes:

Site of lymph nodes:

Precaval

Paraaortic

Retrocaval

Preaortic

Interaortocaval

Retroaortic

(Not paracaval!)

Caveat! Large lymph

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