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Submental lymph nodes

Arteries, veins, nerves and lymph nodes of the neck.

Submental lymph nodes are small lymph nodes found below the chin in the submental triangle of the neck, lying between the two anterior bellies of the digastric muscle.

They belong to the submental group of lymph nodes of the head, and include the anterior, middle and posterior submental lymph nodes.

Submental lymph nodes drain the lymph from the anterior part of the floor of mouth, the frenulum and apex of the tongue, the mandibular incisors, the central portion of the lower lip and the skin of the chin.

Terminology English: Submandibular lymph nodes
Latin: Nodi lymphoidei submentales
Latin synonyms: Nodi lymphatici submentales, Lymphonodi submentales
Location Submental triangle of neck
Drainage area Anterior part of the floor of mouth, frenulum and apex of tongue, mandibular incisors, central portion of lower lip, skin of the chin

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