Preauricular deep parotid lymph nodes

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Preauricular deep parotid lymph nodes
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Lymph nodes at Surface:
1. Occipital (retroauricular)
2. Mastoid
3. Superficial Parotid
4. Deep Parotid
5. Preauricular
6. Infraauricular
7. Intraglandular parotid

Facial Lymph Nodes:
8. Buccinator
9. Nasolabial
10. Mandibular
11. Anterior Cervical (Superficial jugular)
12. Superficial Cervical (External jugular)
Details
Latin nodi lymphoidei parotidei profundi preauriculares
Drains from
parotid gland
Drains to
superior deep cervical lymph nodes
Identifiers
Gray's p.693
Anatomical terminology

The preauricular deep parotid lymph nodes (anterior auricular glands or preauricular glands), from one to three in number, lie immediately in front of the tragus.

Their afferents drain multiple surfaces, most of which are lateral in origin. A specic example would be the lateral portions of the eye's bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva as well as the skin adjacent to the ear within the temporal region. The efferents of these nodes pass to the superior deep cervical glands.

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