Facial lymph nodes
|Lymph: Facial lymph nodes|
|The lymphatics of the face.|
|Facial Lymph Nodes|
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei faciales|
|Gray's||subject #177 694|
The facial lymph nodes comprise three groups:
- (a) infraorbital or maxillary, scattered over the infraorbital region from the groove between the nose and cheek to the zygomatic arch;
- (b) buccinator, one or more placed on the Buccinator opposite the angle of the mouth;
- (c) supramandibular, on the outer surface of the mandible, in front of the Masseter and in contact with the external maxillary artery and anterior facial vein.
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