Supratrochlear lymph nodes

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Lymph: Supratrochlear lymph nodes
The superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of the arm (supratrochlear gland labeled at bottom center)
Lymph node regions.svg
Regional lymph tissue
Latin Nodi lymphoidei supratrochleares
Gray's p.699
Drains to
Lateral lymph nodes[1]

One or two supratrochlear lymph nodes are placed above the medial epicondyle of the humerus, medial to the basilic vein.

Their afferents drain the middle, ring, and little fingers, the medial portion of the hand, and the superficial area over the ulnar side of the forearm; these vessels are, however, in free communication with the other lymphatic vessels of the forearm.

Their efferents accompany the basilic vein and join the deeper vessels.

They are distinguished in Terminologia anatomica from the "epitrochlear" (or "cubital") lymph nodes, but the region is similar.[2][3]

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  1. ^ clinicalconsiderations at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  2. ^ Image at
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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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