Supratrochlear lymph nodes
|Supratrochlear lymph nodes|
The superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of the arm (supratrochlear gland labeled at bottom center)
Regional lymph tissue
|Drains to||Lateral lymph nodes|
|Latin||Nodi lymphoidei supratrochleares|
Their afferents drain the middle, ring, and little fingers, the medial portion of the hand, and the superficial area over the ulnar side of the forearm; these vessels are, however, in free communication with the other lymphatic vessels of the forearm.
The nodes swell up when an infection is detected in the hand or forearm areas.
Their efferents accompany the basilic vein and join the deeper vessels.
- Patel D (2001). "The supratrochlear lymph nodes: their diagnostic significance in a swollen elbow joint". Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 83 (6): 425–6. PMC 2503686. PMID 11777140.
- clinicalconsiderations at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (lymphdrainageul)
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