2 The body drains via the broad ligament to nodes lying alongside the external iliac vessels.
3 The cervix drains in three directions—laterally, in the broad ligament, to the external iliac nodes; posterolaterally along the uterine vessels to the internal iliac nodes; and posteriorly along the recto-uterine folds to the sacral nodes.
Always examine the inguinal nodes in a suspected carcinoma of the corpus uteri—they may be involved by lymphatic spread along the round ligament.
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