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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

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