Facial lymph nodes
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|Facial lymph nodes|
The lymphatics of the face.
Facial lymph nodes labelled 8 - 12
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei faciales|
The facial lymph nodes comprise three groups:
- (a) infraorbital or maxillary, scattered over the infraorbital region from the groove between the nose and cheek to the zygomatic arch;
- (b) buccinator, one or more placed on the buccinator muscle opposite the angle of the mouth;
- (c) supramandibular, on the outer surface of the mandible, in front of the masseter and in contact with the external maxillary artery and anterior facial vein.