Inguinal lymph nodes(Redirected from Inguinal lymph node)
|Inguinal lymph nodes|
The lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of the lower extremity.
|Drains from||most of perineal region|
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei inguinales superficiales|
Superficial inguinal lymph nodesEdit
- The superficial inguinal lymph nodes are divided into three groups:
- inferior – inferior of the saphenous opening of the leg, receive drainage from lower legs
- superolateral – on the side of the saphenous opening, receive drainage from the side buttocks and the lower abdominal wall.
- superomedial – located at the middle of the saphenous opening, take drainage from the perineum and outer genitalia.
Deep inguinal lymph nodesEdit
Lymph node sizeEdit
The mean size of an inguinal lymph node, as measured over the short-axis, is approximately 5.4 mm (range 2.1-13.6 mm), with two standard deviations above the mean being 8.8 mm. A size of up to 10 mm is generally regarded as a cut-off value for normal vs abnormal inguinal lymph node size.
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