Cystic lymph node of Lund

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 11 Jan 2020

The cystic lymph node of Lund (also known as the Calot or Mascagni node) is the sentinel node for the gallbladder, and one of the structures in Calot triangle. It lies in close proximity to the cystic artery and is one of the structures removed during cholecystectomy.

History and etymology

The lymph node was named after the American surgeon, Fred Bates Lund (1865-1950) 2. It has also been called Calot node, in homage to the French surgeon Jean-François Calot (1861–1944) who described the triangle, in which the node usually lies 3Giovanni Paolo Mascagni (1755–1815) was a renowned physician, anatomist and artist who is thought to have discovered half the lymphatic channels in the body, and produced the first complete map of the human lymphatic system 4.

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