Lymph nodes in the lower abdomen and pelvis - image description

The image shows a woman’s lower abdomen, pelvis and the top of the legs from the front. A narrow opening is shown between the legs. This leads into a narrow space shown inside the pelvis. This space is called the vagina. Above the vagina the space narrows until both sides almost touch. Then it opens again to form a hollow, pear-shaped organ called the womb. The surfaces of the two sides are highlighted where they narrow between the vagina and the womb. The highlighted area is the cervix.

At either side of the upper end of the womb are two small, solid oval shapes. These are the ovaries. They are connected to either side of the womb by narrow tubes called the fallopian tubes.

A network of fine lines connecting small oval shapes is shown. This is the lymphatic system and lymph nodes. This network enters the image just above the tummy button. It splits in to two main streams. These streams are shown sitting over each ovary, down each side of the womb and into the area each side of the vagina at the top of the legs.