Superficial inguinal lymph nodes
|Lymph: Superficial inguinal lymph nodes|
|1. Supromedial superficial inguinal|
2. Superolateral superficial inguinal
3. Inferior superficial inguinal
4. Deep inguinal lymph nodes
|The superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of the lower extremity.|
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei inguinales superficiales|
|Gray's||subject #179 702|
|Drains from||most of perineal region|
|Drains to||deep inguinal lymph nodes|
The superficial inguinal lymph nodes form a chain immediately below the inguinal ligament.
There are approximately 10 superficial lymph nodes.
The superficial nodes drain to the deep inguinal lymph nodes.
They receive as afferents lymphatic vessels from the following:
- integument of the penis
- abdominal wall below the level of the umbilicus
- anus (below the pectinate line)
- the lower extremity (foot, leg and thigh)
They are divided into three groups:
- Supramedial or Superomedial
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