Cloquet's node

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Cloquet's node
Illu lymph chain12.jpg
4. Deep inguinal lymph nodes (Cloquet's node is superiormost)
Anatomical terminology

Cloquet's node (or gland) (also Rosenmüller's node is a lymph node[1][2] found in the inguinal region.

It is named for French surgeon Jules Germain Cloquet,[3][4] or German anatomist Johann Christian Rosenmüller.[5] It can be considered the superiormost deep inguinal lymph nodes or inferiormost external iliac lymph nodes.[6]


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  2. ^ Shen P, Conforti AM, Essner R, Cochran AJ, Turner RR, Morton DL (2000). "Is the node of Cloquet the sentinel node for the iliac/obturator node group?". Cancer J. 6 (2): 93–7. PMID 11069226. 
  3. ^ synd/2657 at Who Named It?
  4. ^ Loukas M, El-Sedfy A, Tubbs RS, Wartman C (November 2007). "Jules Germain Cloquet (1790-1883)--drawing master and anatomist". Am Surg. 73 (11): 1169–72. PMID 18092657. 
  5. ^ "Whonamedit - dictionary of medical eponyms". 
  6. ^ "Clinical Sidelights to Core Concepts in Anatomy". Retrieved 2010-03-06.