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Definition: 'Popliteal Lymph Nodes'

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popliteal lymph nodes

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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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