- Facial lymph nodes
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Latin = nodi lymphoidei faciales
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Caption = The lymphatics of the face.
Caption2 = Facial Lymph Nodes
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The facial lymph nodes comprise three groups:
infraorbitalor maxillary, scattered over the infraorbital region from the groove between the nose and cheek to the zygomatic arch;
buccinator, one or more placed on the Buccinator opposite the angle of the mouth;
supramandibular, on the outer surface of the mandible, in front of the Masseter and in contact with the external maxillary artery and anterior facial vein.
Their efferent vessels drain the eyelids, the conjunctiva, and the skin and
mucous membraneof the nose and cheek; their efferents pass to the submaxillaryglands.
* [http://www.bcm.edu/oto/studs/anat/neck.html Diagram] at
Baylor College of Medicine
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