Central lymph nodes

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Lymph: Central lymph nodes
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Lymphatics of the mamma, and the axillary glands
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2. Axillary lymphatic plexus
4. Cubital lymph nodes (not part of the lymph node drainage of the breast)
5. Superficial axillary (low axillary)
6. Deep axillary lymph nodes
7. Brachial axillary lymph nodes
8. Interpectoral axillary lymph nodes (Rotter nodes)
10. Paramammary or intramammary lymph nodes
11. Parasternal lymph nodes (internal mammary nodes)
Latin nodi lymphoidei axillares centrales
Gray's p.699
Source
brachial, pectoral axillary, subscapular axillary
Drains to
apical

A central or intermediate group of three or four large glands is imbedded in the adipose tissue near the base of the axilla.

Its afferent lymphatic vessels are the efferent vessels of all the preceding groups of axillary glands; its efferents pass to the subclavicular group.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.