Superficial cervical lymph nodes

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Superficial cervical lymph nodes
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Superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of head and neck. (Superficial cervical labeled at center left.)
Drains to superior deep cervical lymph nodes
Latin nodi lymphoidei cervicales superficiales
Anatomical terminology

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:


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

  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.