Superior deep cervical lymph nodes

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Superior deep cervical lymph nodes
Superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of head and neck. (Superior deep cervical glands labeled at center left.)
Source preauricular deep parotid lymph nodes
Drains to inferior deep cervical lymph nodes, jugular trunk
Latin nodi lymphoidei cervicales laterales profundi superiores
Anatomical terminology

The superior deep cervical lymph nodes lie under the Sternocleidomastoideus in close relation with the accessory nerve and the internal jugular vein.

Some of the glands lie in front of and others behind the vessel. Lymph from these deep nodes passes to the jugular lymphatic trunk, which joins the thoracic duct on the left side and the brachiocephalic vein on the right side.


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