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Cubital Nodes (Right)
Lymphoid System

Cubital Nodes (Right)

Nodi cubitales

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Quick Facts

Location: Superficial to medial epicondyle of humerus.

Drainage: Skin and subcutaneous layer of forearm.

Direction of Flow: Brachial lymph nodes > central axillary lymph nodes > infraclavicular lymph nodes > subclavian trunk > right lymphatic duct (right) or thoracic duct (left).

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Description

The cubital lymph nodes comprise a set of scattered lymph nodes located within the cubital fossa. There is superficial and deep node located in close association with the bifurcation of the brachial artery. The supratrochlear lymph nodes can also be considered as part of the cubital lymph nodes (Tubbs et al., 2016).

References

Tubbs, R. S., Shoja, M. M. and Loukas, M. (2016) Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation. Wiley.

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Lymph nodes (LN) are secondary lymphoid organs distributed throughout the body located alongside the lymphatic vasculature that drains peripheral tissues and organs of the body to deliver molecules, antigens, microorganisms, and cells such as lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) from the tissues [151].

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