submental lymph nodes


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Related to submental lymph nodes: Submandibular lymph nodes

sub·men·tal lymph nodes

[TA]
small nodes that lie superficial to the mylohyoid muscle; they receive afferents from the lower lip, chin, and the tip of the tongue, and send efferents to the deep lateral cervical nodes; these nodes are part of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes that initially receives drainage from the head.
Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei submentales [TA]

sub·men·tal lymph nodes

(sŭb-mentăl limf nōdz) [TA]
The group of lymph nodes located beneath the chin.
See also: lymph nodes
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The chief complaint of these patients was a painless submental lymph node enlargement.
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The submental triangle is delimited by the anterior belly of the digastric muscle, the hyoid bone and the anterior median line, and contains submental lymph nodes and the anterior jugular vein.