Superficial inguinal lymph nodes
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|Superficial inguinal lymph nodes|
The superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of the lower extremity.
|Drains from||most of perineal region|
|Drains to||deep inguinal lymph nodes|
|Latin||nodi lymphoidei inguinales superficiales|
There are approximately 10 superficial lymph nodes. Inguinal lymph nodes may normally be up to 2 cm in size.
The superficial nodes drain to the deep inguinal lymph nodes.
They receive lymphatic afferents from the following:
They are divided into three groups: