Organ: Lymph nodes

Lymph nodes: Small, bean-shaped organs of the immune system distributed throughout the body tissue. 1
Introduction: The lymph nodes are small nodules that form part of the lymphatic system, which distributes various immune-related cells around the body. Lymph nodes tend to swell if there is a nearby infection, because the lymph nodes are involved in the immune system's fight against the infection (see swollen lymph nodes). The best known lymph nodes are in the neck, the armpits, and the groin. However, there are a great many lymph nodes all over the body.
Condition count: 9 ; see list below.
Organ subtypes: sentinel lymph nodes (0)
Organ types: Glands (79), Lymphatic system (9), Immune system (144)
Related organs: lymph (0), lymphatic system (9), lymphatic vessels (2), lymphatic tissue
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Lymph nodes' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


  • Hodgkin's Disease ... lymph nodes


  • Lymphadenitis ... lymph nodes
  • Lymphatic Filariasis ... lymph nodes
  • Lymphedema ... lymph nodes
  • Lymphoma ... lymph nodes


  • Mycosis fungoides ... lymph nodes


  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... lymph nodes


  • Sarcoidosis ... lymph nodes
  • Sporotrichosis ... lymph nodes

    1. excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI

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