popliteal node

popliteal node

a node in one of the groups of lymph glands in the leg. Approximately seven small popliteal nodes are embedded in the fat of the popliteal fossa at the back of the knee. Compare anterior tibial node, inguinal node.
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Popliteal nodes are supported by smaller crystals and held in place by adjustable leg bands.
In a sheep model, implantation of autologous lymph nodes after excision of popliteal nodes showed good results provided the vasculature was reconnected (14).
The popliteal nodes just below and behind the knee drain deeply, as do cubital nodes those just below the elbow crease (2).