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Lymph Nodes in the Head and Neck
Unit: Lymphatic System

The names and positions of major Lymph Nodes in the Head and Neck

There are four lymph nodes that can be found in the head and neck.

The occipital lymph nodes are located on the back of the head. They are located in the occipital region of the skull.

The submandibular lymph nodes, are beneath the body of the mandible. They drain the cheek area, the side of the nose, the upper lip, the lateral part of the lower lip, the gums, and the tongue.

Cervical lymph nodes are found in the neck and are subdivided into the deep cervical and superficial lymph nodes. They can be found near the jugular vein and near the surface of the neck.

The Lymph Nodes of the Head and Neck