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1

What is the function of the Lymphatic System?

1. To drain:
a) Tissue Fluid
b) Plasma Proteins
c) Cellular Debris
Back into the Blood Stream
2. It is involved in Immune Defence

2

What is the name of the substances which enter into the Lymphatic Vessels?

Lymph

3

What is the Lymph filtered by?

Lymph Nodes

4

Where is the Lymph directed, after being filtered by the Lymph Nodes?

Into the Venous System

5

How many groups of Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb are there?

2

6

What are the groups of Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb?

1. Superficial Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb
2. Deep Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb

7

What is the distribution of the Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb similar to?

Veins of the Lower Limb

8

How many sub-sets can the Superficial Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb be divided into?

2

9

What are the sub-sets of the Superficial Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb?

1. Medial Superficial Lymphatic Vessels
2. Lateral Superficial Lymphatic Vessels

10

What do the Medial Superficial Lymphatic Vessels follow the course of?

The Great Saphenous Vein

11

Where do the Medial Superficial Lymphatic Vessels originate from?

The Dorsal Surface of the Foot

12

Where do the Medial Superficial Lymphatic Vessels travel?

1. From the Dorsal Surface of the Foot
2. Up the Anterior and Posterior aspects of the Medial Lower Leg
3. Behind the Medial Epicondyle of the Femur

13

Where does the Medial Superficial Lymphatic Vessels end?

In the Groin

14

Where do the Medial Superficial Lymphatic Vessels drain into?

The Sub-Inguinal Group of Inguinal Lymph Nodes

15

What do the Lateral Superficial Lymphatic Vessels follow the course of?

The Small Saphenous Vein

16

Where do the Lateral Superficial Lymphatic Vessels originate from?

The Lateral Side of the Foot

17

Where do the Lateral Superficial Lymphatic Vessels travel?

Either:
1. Alongside the Small Saphenous Vein to enter the Popliteal Lymph Nodes
2. Ascend in front of the Leg, crossing just below the Knee joint to join the Medial Superficial Lymphatic Vessels

18

Are there more Superficial or Deep Lymph Nodes?

Superficial

19

What do the Deep Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb accompany?

The Deep Arteries of the Lower Limb

20

What are the 3 main groups of Deep Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb?

1. Anterior Tibial Lymph Vessel
2. Posterior Tibial Lymph Vessel
3. Peroneal Lymph Vessel

21

What do each of the Lymph Vessels follow?

Their Respective Artery:
1. Anterior Tibial Lymph Vessel - Anterior Tibial Artery
2. Posterior Tibial Lymph Vessel - Posterior Tibial Artery
3. Peroneal Lymph Vessel - Peroneal Artery

22

Where do the Deep Lymphatic Vessels of the Lower Limb end (drain into)?

The Popliteal Lymph Nodes

23

Where are the Inguinal Lymph Nodes located?

The upper aspect of the Femoral Triangle

24

How many Inguinal Lymph Nodes are there?

1 to 20

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What are the 2 sub-divisions of the Inguinal Lymph Nodes?

1. Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes
2. Sub-Inguinal Lymph Nodes

26

What determines which of the 2 sub-divisions of Inguinal Lymph Nodes, they are?

Their position relative to a horizontal line drawn at the level of termination of the Great Saphenous Vein

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How many sub-groups of Sub-Inguinal Lymph Nodes are there?

2:
1. Superficial Sub-Inguinal Lymph Nodes
2. Deep Sub-Inguinal Lymph Nodes

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Where are the Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes located?

Directly below the Inguinal Ligament

29

Where do the Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes receive Lymph from?

1. Penis
2. Scrotum
3. Perineum
4. Buttock
5. Abdominal Wall

30

Where are the Superficial Sub-Inguinal Lymph Nodes located?

On each side of the Proximal section of the Great Saphenous Vein