superficial inguinal lymph nodes

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su·per·fi·cial in·gui·nal lymph nodes

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a group of 12-20 nodes that lie in the subcutaneous tissue below the inguinal ligament and along the terminal part of the great saphenous vein; they drain the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the lower abdominal wall, perineum, buttocks, external genitalia, and lower limbs; they are subdivided into three groups of lymph nodes (nodi lymphoidei): inferior (inferiores [TA], vertical) group of superficial inguinal lymph nodes, located inferior to the saphenous opening, receiving drainage of the lower limb; superolateral (superolaterales [TA], lateral horizontal) superficial inguinal lymph nodes located lateral to the saphenous opening, receiving drainage of lateral buttock and lower anterior abdominal wall; and superomedial (superomediales [TA], medial horizontal) superficial inguinal lymph nodes, located medial to the saphenous opening, receiving drainage of the perineum and external genitalia.
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Twenty-one patients (10 women, 11 men) who underwent saphenous vein sparing superficial inguinal lymph node dissection for the melanoma of lower extremity between February 2011 and April 2013 were included in this study.
Following a biopsy (incisional) confirmation of angiosarcoma, a 97.5 x 41.0 x 13.0-cm portion of abdominal wall weighing 75 lb with bilateral superficial inguinal lymph node dissection was received.
described en bloc resection of penis and prepuce and superficial inguinal lymph nodes with penile retroversion in 4 horses affected by SCC with 100% survival rate in 1year follow-up without recurrences [4].
Multiple right superficial inguinal lymph nodes were palpable.
The left superficial inguinal lymph nodes were moderately enlarged, palpable and painful.

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