brachiocephalic lymph nodes(redirected from anterior mediastinal lymph nodes)
brachiocephalic lymph nodes
located in the superior mediastinum in relation to the great vessels, these nodes receive lymph from the thymus, pericardium, and right side of the heart; their efferent vessels join those of the tracheal nodes to form the bronchomediastinal trunks.
Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei brachiocephalici [TA], anterior mediastinal lymph nodes, nodi lymphoidei mediastinales anteriores
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