Mediastinal Nodes

The mediastinal nodes are a group of lymph nodes located in the mediastinum, which is a section in the central part of the chest, just between the lungs. Lymph nodes are small, rounded structures which are located all over the body, especially around the blood vessels. Lymph nodes are a critical part of the body's lymph system. The mediastinal nodes, like other lymph nodes, monitor and filter lymph for foreign particles.

There are two sets of mediastinal nodes: the superior and the...

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    [Continued from above] . . . inferior. The superior mediastinal nodes are in the upper part of the chest and in the neck, next to the esophagus and the trachea and continuing down to the upper edge of the left main pulmonary artery. The inferior mediastinal nodes can be found further down in the chest cavity, near the lower lobes of the lungs.