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]
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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.
Some of these changes include an itchy scalp, slightly swollen glands at the back of the head (occipital lymph nodes), hair loss (alopecia), scaling (either all over like dandruff or in circular areas) and a boggy, raised, moist or crusty area in the scalp (called a "kerion").