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occipital lymph nodes

 

Definition: one or two small nodes along the occipital vessels close to the trapezius muscle that receive afferents from the posterior scalp and drain into the superior deep lateral cervical nodes; these are the most posterior nodes of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes of the head and neck, which receive drainage from the head.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei occipitalesTA

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