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deep lateral cervical lymph nodes


Definition: lymph nodes located in the posterior triangle of the neck deep to the investing layer of cervical fascia; they empty into the jugular trunk on the right or left side; the group is subdivided into four smaller chains: superior deep cervical nodes, inferior deep cervical nodes, accessory nodes, and supraclavicular nodes.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei cervicales laterales profundiTA

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