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Cervical Lymph Nodes
Evelyn W. K. Tang, MBBS, FRCR; K. T. Wong, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Synonyms

    • Internal jugular chain (IJC): Deep cervical chain
    • Spinal accessory chain (SAC): Posterior triangle chain
    • Transverse cervical chain: Supraclavicular chain
    • Anterior cervical chain: Prelaryngeal, pretracheal, paratracheal nodes
    • Paratracheal node: Recurrent laryngeal node
  • Definitions

    • Jugulodigastric node: "Sentinel" (highest) node, found at apex of IJC at angle of mandible
    • Virchow node: "Signal" node, lowest node of deep cervical chain
    • Troisier node: Most medial node of transverse cervical chain
    • Omohyoid node: Deep cervical chain node superior to omohyoid as it crosses jugular vein
    • Delphian node: Pretracheal node

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

    • Questions

      • Imaging Approaches

        • Imaging Pitfalls

          CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

          • Clinical Importance

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            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Internal jugular chain (IJC): Deep cervical chain
              • Spinal accessory chain (SAC): Posterior triangle chain
              • Transverse cervical chain: Supraclavicular chain
              • Anterior cervical chain: Prelaryngeal, pretracheal, paratracheal nodes
              • Paratracheal node: Recurrent laryngeal node
            • Definitions

              • Jugulodigastric node: "Sentinel" (highest) node, found at apex of IJC at angle of mandible
              • Virchow node: "Signal" node, lowest node of deep cervical chain
              • Troisier node: Most medial node of transverse cervical chain
              • Omohyoid node: Deep cervical chain node superior to omohyoid as it crosses jugular vein
              • Delphian node: Pretracheal node

            IMAGING ANATOMY

            • Overview

              ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

              • Questions

                • Imaging Approaches

                  • Imaging Pitfalls

                    CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                    • Clinical Importance