Superficial cervical lymph nodes

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Lymph: Superficial cervical lymph nodes
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Superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of head and neck. (Superficial cervical labeled at center left.)
Latin nodi lymphoidei cervicales superficiales
Gray's p.697
Drains to
superior deep cervical lymph nodes

The superficial cervical lymph nodes are lymph nodes that lie near the surface of the neck.

Some sources state simply that they lie along the external jugular vein,[1] while other sources state that they are only adjacent to the external jugular vein in the posterior triangle, and they are adjacent to the anterior jugular vein in the anterior triangle.[2]

They can be broken down into:


  1. ^ Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. p. 936. ISBN 0-443-07168-3. 
  2. ^ Dalley, Arthur F.; Moore, Keith L. (2006). Clinically oriented anatomy. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 356. ISBN 0-7817-3639-0. 

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