Submental lymph nodes

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Lymph: Submental lymph nodes
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1: Submental lymph nodes
2: Submandibular lymph nodes
3: Supraclavicular lymph nodes
4: Retropharyngeal lymph nodes
5: Buccinator lymph node
6: Superficial cervical lymph nodes
7: Jugular lymph nodes
8: Parotid lymph nodes
9: Retroauricular lymph nodes & occipital lymph nodes
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Superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of head and neck. (Buccinator glands labeled at center right.)
Latin nodi lymphoidei submentales
Gray's subject #177 697
Dorlands/Elsevier n_09/12577172

The submental lymph nodes (or suprahyoid) are situated between the anterior bellies of the Digastrici.

Their afferents drain the central portions of the lower lip and floor of the mouth and the apex of the tongue.

Their efferents pass partly to the submaxillary glands and partly to a gland of the deep cervical group situated on the internal jugular vein at the level of the cricoid cartilage.

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