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glossary:retropharyngeal_lymph_nodes [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||Two compartments: Medial and lateral retropharyngeal.|
|+||Medial retropharyngeal receives drainage from nasal pharynx and oral pharynx and drains to high internal jugular chain.|
|+||Lateral retropharyngeal (nodes of Rouvierre) are located just medial to the internal carotid artery. Drainage is the same as for the medial retropharyngeal nodes.|
|+||Early sign of nasal pharyngeal cancer may be presence of abnormal lateral retropharyngeal node in the patient over forty.|