The lymph nodes in the face and neck region and the areas of drainage

What are the different Lymph Nodes in the Face and Neck?
1. Submental
2. Submandibular
3. Accessory facial: Further divided into
a) Infraorbital
b) Buccal
c) Mandibular
4. Pre-auricular
5. Postauricular: Further divided into
a) Infra-auricular
b) occipital
c) Superficial cervical
d) Deep cervical

What are the Areas drained by Submental Lymph Nodes?
Tip of the tongue, part of the floor of the mouth in the midline, mandibular incisors, related gingivae, middle alveolar process and basal bone of the mandible, midportion of lower lip and chin.

What are the Areas drained by Submandibular Lymph Nodes?
All maxillary teeth, mandibular teeth except incisors, inferior nasal cavity, palate, body of tongue, upper lip, lateral portion of lower lip, angle of mouth, medial angle of eye, and submental lymph nodes.

What are the Areas drained by Infraorbital Lymph Nodes?
Skin of the medial angle of eye, skin of anterior face, superficial part of nose.

What are the Areas drained by Buccal Lymph Nodes?
Skin of anterior face, mucous membrane of lips and cheeks.

What are the Areas drained by Mandibular Lymph Nodes?
Skin over mandible, mucous membrane of lips and cheeks.

What are the Areas drained by Pre-auricular Lymph Nodes?
Skin inferior to temple, external auditory meatus, lateral part of forehead, lateral part of eyelids, posterior part of cheeks, portion of outer ear, parotid gland.

What are the Areas drained by Postauricular Lymph Nodes?
External ear, scalp above and behind the ear.

What are the Areas drained by Infra-auricular Lymph Nodes?
Pre and post auricular nodes

What are the Areas drained by occipital Lymph Nodes?
Scalp posterior to ear, occipital region

What are the Areas drained by Superficial cervical Lymph Nodes?
Pinna and adjoining skin, pre and post auricular nodes.

What are the Areas drained by Deep cervical Lymph Nodes?
Submandibular, submental, inferior auricular, tonsillar and tongue nodes

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