Preauricular deep parotid lymph nodes

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Lymph: Preauricular deep parotid lymph nodes
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Lymph nodes at Surface:
1. Occipital (retroauricular)
2. Mastoid
3. Superficial Parotid
4. Deep Parotid
5. Preauricular
6. Infraauricular
7. Intraglandular parotid

Facial Lymph Nodes:
8. Buccinator
9. Nasolabial
10. Mandibular
11. Anterior Cervical (Superficial jugular)
12. Superficial Cervical (External jugular)
Latin nodi lymphoidei parotidei profundi preauriculares
Gray's subject #177 693
Drains from parotid gland
Drains to superior deep cervical lymph nodes
Dorlands/Elsevier n_09/12576907

The preauricular deep parotid lymph nodes (anterior auricular glands or preauricular glands), from one to three in number, lie immediately in front of the tragus.

Their afferents drain the lateral surface of the auricula and the skin of the adjacent part of the temporal region; their efferents pass to the superior deep cervical glands.

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