Occipital lymph nodes

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Occipital lymph nodes
Superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of head and neck. (Occipital glands labeled at center left.)
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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)
SystemLymphatic system
Drains fromscalp, occiput
Latinnodi lymphoidei occipitales
Anatomical terminology

The occipital lymph nodes, one to three in number, are located on the back of the head close to the margin of the trapezius and resting on the insertion of the semispinalis capitis.

Their afferent vessels drain the occipital region of the scalp, while their efferents pass to the superior deep cervical glands.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 692 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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