LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE OF NECK

 

The superficial part of the region is drained by superficial cervical nodes which pass their lymph into the superior and inferior deep cervical nodes. Other nodes are

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Occipital nodes

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Anterior cervical nodes. But all the efferents go into the deep cervical node such as

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Infrahyoid group

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Prelaryngeal group

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Pretracheal group.

The deep nodes drain into 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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