LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE OF MOUTH

 

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Gingival efferents drain into the submandibular nodes.

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Hard palate drains into the superior deep cervical nodes and retropharyngeal nodes

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Soft palate also drains as the hard palate.

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Floor of mouth drains into the superior deep cervical node via the submental nodes

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Rest of the mouth pass to the submandibular nodes and also the superior deep cervical nodes

All the nodes drain into the deep cervical nodes from where they pass on to the jugular trunk. The jugular trunk enters the thoracic duct on the left and the right lymph duct on the right or the jugulosubclavian junction on the right.

  

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