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8,9) Normal paraganglionic tissue has also been described at the root of the inferior mesenteric artery, which serves as the superior limit of the organ of Zuckerkandl.
The horseshoe kidney is usually lower than normal because the inferior mesenteric artery limits its ascent.
For para-aortic lymphadenec-tomies in which node dissection will extend up to the inferior mesenteric artery, the trocar positioning is the same as for pelvic lymphadenectomy.

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