Cervical lymph nodes


Cervical lymph nodes
Lymph: Cervical lymph nodes'''
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Regional lymph tissue. (Cervical near top, in green.)⋅
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Deep Lymph Nodes
1. Submental
2. Submandibular (Submaxillary)

Anterior Cervical Lymph Nodes (Deep)
3. Prelaryngeal
4. Thyroid
5. Pretracheal
6. Paratracheal

Deep Cervical Lymph Nodes
7. Lateral jugular
8. Anterior jugular
9. Jugulodigastric

Inferior Deep Cervical Lymph Nodes
10. Juguloomohyoid
11. Supraclavicular (scalene)
Gray's subject #177 697

Cervical lymph nodes are lymph nodes found in the neck.

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Classification

There are approximately 300 lymph nodes in the neck, and they can be classified in many different ways.[1]

Henri Rouvière produced an influential classification in 1938.[2] However, this system was based upon anatomical landmarks found in dissection, making it imperfectly suited to the needs of clinicians, which led to new terminology for the lymph nodes that could be palpated.

More recently, classification systems have been proposed organized around what can be observed via diagnostic imaging.[3]

Commonly used systems have been devised by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Joint Committee on Cancer.[4]

One system divides the nodes as follows:[5][6]

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