Skip to Content

brachiocephalic lymph nodes


Definition: located in the superior mediastinum in relation to the great vessels, these nodes receive lymph from the thymus, pericardium, and right side of the heart; their efferent vessels join those of the tracheal nodes to form the bronchomediastinal trunks.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei brachiocephaliciTA, anterior mediastinal lymph nodes, nodi lymphoidei mediastinales anteriores

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.