Cervical lymph node groups

Last revised by Dr Joshua Yap on 26 Aug 2022

The cervical lymph node groups covers all the lymph nodes in the head and neck region. These named groups overlap with the cervical lymph node levels, which are numbered.

Gross anatomy

Groups described in the literature include but are not limited to the following: 

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: Deep cervical lymph nodes
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  • Figure 2: lymphatics of head and neck (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3: lymphatics of the pharynx (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 4: lymphatics of the face (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 5: lymphatics of the tongue (Gray's illustration)
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  • Case 1: cervical lymph node levels (annotated CT)
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  • Case 2: lymph node groups and relations (annotated CT)
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