neck nodes

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neck nodes

Any of the groups of lymph nodes in the neck, which may be excised in a selective or radical neck operation for cancer.

Lymph nodes of the neck
• Level I
   A. Submental;
   B. Submandibular.
• Level II—Upper third of internal jugular vein; extends from base of skull to hyoid.
• Level III—Middle third of internal jugular vein; extends from hyoid to inferior border of cricoid
• Level IV—Lower third of internal jugular vein; extends from inferior border of cricoid to clavicle.
• Level V—Posterior triangle
   A. Spinal accessory nerve nodes;
   B. Supraclavicular nodes.
• Level VI—Anterior compartment.
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