Lateral cervical lymph nodes

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Lymph: Lateral 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)

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

The lateral cervical lymph nodes are a group of lymph nodes found in the lateral side of the neck.

Terminologia Anatomica divides them into:

Another source divides this group into "internal jugular", "spinal accessory", and "transverse cervical".[1]


  1. Henderson, Jenifer L.; Larrabee, Wayne F.; Makielski, Kathleen H. (2003). Surgical anatomy of the face / Wayne F. Larrabee Jr., Kathleen H. Makielski, Jenifer L. Henderson; illustrated by Kathleen H. Makielski. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 109. ISBN 0-7817-4150-5.