Deep cervical lymph nodes

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Lymph: Deep cervical lymph nodes
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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)
Drains to jugular trunk

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The deep cervical lymph nodes are a group of cervical lymph nodes found near the internal jugular vein.[1]

They can be divided into upper and lower groups,[1] or superior and inferior groups.[2]

Alternatively, they can be divided into deep anterior cervical lymph nodes and deep lateral cervical lymph nodes.

They can also be divided into three groups: "superior deep jugular", "middle deep jugular", and "inferior deep jugular".[3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 356. ISBN 0-7817-3639-0.
  3. Lymphatic drainage and fascial planes in the neck
  4. Core Curriculum: Review of Neck Anatomy