Retropharyngeal lymph nodes
|Lymph: Retropharyngeal lymph nodes|
| 1: Submental lymph nodes|
2: Submandibular lymph nodes
3: Supraclavicular lymph nodes
4: Retropharyngeal lymph nodes
5: Buccal lymph nodes
6: Superficial cervical lymph nodes
7: Jugular lymph nodes
8: Parotid lymph nodes
9: Retroauricular lymph nodes & occipital lymph nodes
|Lymphatics of pharynx. (Retropharyngeal glands labeled at center top.)|
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei retropharyngeales|
|Gray's||subject #177 694|
The retropharyngeal lymph nodes, from one to three in number, lie in the buccopharyngeal fascia, behind the upper part of the pharynx and in front of the arch of the atlas, being separated, however, from the latter by the Longus capitis.
Their efferents pass to the superior deep cervical glands.
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