central axillary lymph nodes

cen·tral axillary lymph nodes

nodes located around the midportion of the axillary vein; they receive afferent vessels from the humeral (lateral), pectoral (anterior), and subscapular (posterior) groups of axillary nodes and send efferent vessels to the apical group of axillary nodes;
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(16) The anterior and central axillary lymph nodes may be palpable due to breast cancer metastasis even before the main lesion is detected.

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