occipital lymph nodes


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oc·cip·i·tal lymph nodes

[TA]
one or two small nodes along the occipital vessels close to the trapezius muscle that receive afferents from the posterior scalp and drain into the superior deep lateral cervical nodes; these are the most posterior nodes of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes of the head and neck, which receive drainage from the head.
Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei occipitales [TA]

oc·cip·i·tal lymph nodes

(ok-sipi-tăl limf nōdz) [TA]
Lymphoid tissue located ner the occipital bone.
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They approximately had an average size of about 3x4 cms with occipital lymph nodes being the smallest, about 2 x 2 cm.
She had three palpable occipital lymph nodes, cervical lymphadenopathy, III/VI systolic murmur, two well-healed abdominal scars, a palpable liver 2 cm below the costal margin, and a palpable spleen.