Deep cervical lymph nodes

The deep cervical lymph nodes are a group of cervical lymph nodes found near the internal jugular vein.[1]

Deep cervical lymph nodes
Deep Lymph Nodes
1. Submental
2. Submandibular (Submaxillary)

Anterior Cervical Lymph Nodes (Deep)
3. Prelaryngeal
4. Thyroid
5. Pretracheal
6. Paratracheal

Superior Deep Cervical Lymph Nodes
7. Lateral jugular
8. Anterior jugular
9. Jugulodigastric

Inferior Deep Cervical Lymph Nodes
10. Juguloomohyoid
11. Supraclavicular (scalene)
SystemLymphatic system
Drains tojugular trunk
LatinNodi lymphoidei cervicales profundi
Anatomical terminology

They can be divided into upper and lower groups,[1] or superior and inferior groups.[2]

Alternatively, they can be divided into deep anterior cervical lymph nodes and deep lateral cervical lymph nodes.

They can also be divided into three groups: "superior deep jugular", "middle deep jugular", and "inferior deep jugular".[3][4]


  1. Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. p. 936. ISBN 0-443-07168-3.
  2. Dalley, Arthur F.; Moore, Keith L. (2006). Clinically oriented anatomy. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 356. ISBN 0-7817-3639-0.
  3. "Lymphatic drainage and fascial planes in the neck". Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  4. Core Curriculum: Review of Neck Anatomy Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
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