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Cervical Lymph Nodes
Surjith Vattoth, MD, FRCR; Philip R. Chapman, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Internal jugular chain (IJC); spinal accessory chain (SAC); sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM); internal carotid artery (ICA); common carotid artery (CCA); retropharyngeal (RP); retropharyngeal space (RPS)
  • Definitions

    • Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs distributed throughout body that function as part of lymphatic system
      • Mechanical filtration of lymph collected along lymphatic vessels
      • Provides environment in which cellular elements of immune system can interact with & identify antigens within lymph fluid & mount appropriate immune response

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Nodal Nomenclature & Classifications

      • Image-Based Classification Method

        ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

        • Imaging Approaches

          CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

          • Clinical Importance

            Related Anatomy
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            Related Differential Diagnoses
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            References
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            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Internal jugular chain (IJC); spinal accessory chain (SAC); sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM); internal carotid artery (ICA); common carotid artery (CCA); retropharyngeal (RP); retropharyngeal space (RPS)
            • Definitions

              • Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs distributed throughout body that function as part of lymphatic system
                • Mechanical filtration of lymph collected along lymphatic vessels
                • Provides environment in which cellular elements of immune system can interact with & identify antigens within lymph fluid & mount appropriate immune response

            IMAGING ANATOMY

            • Overview

              • Nodal Nomenclature & Classifications

                • Image-Based Classification Method

                  ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                  • Imaging Approaches

                    CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                    • Clinical Importance