Popliteal lymph nodes

Type:Term

Definitions
1. two groups of nodes located in the popliteal fossa: the superficial popliteal lymph nodes, located around the termination of the small saphenous vein, which drain the skin of the back of the leg and lateral side of the foot; and the deep popliteal lymph nodes, located around the popliteal vessels, which drain the superficial group, the deep structures of the leg, and the knee joint.

Synonyms
nodi lymphoidei popliteales (profundi et superficiales)

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