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How does a deep or posterior cervical swollen lymph node look like ???

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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In brief: Small lump

Most posterior cervical nodes that are palpable represent metastasis to the posterior triangle of the neck, posterior to sternomastoid muscle.
One can see a small nodular swelling if not palpate the structure. It usually is in close proximity to the 11th cervical n. , the levator scapulae n. which must be preserved if one suspects a disease process where the node needs bx.

In brief: Small lump

Most posterior cervical nodes that are palpable represent metastasis to the posterior triangle of the neck, posterior to sternomastoid muscle.
One can see a small nodular swelling if not palpate the structure. It usually is in close proximity to the 11th cervical n. , the levator scapulae n. which must be preserved if one suspects a disease process where the node needs bx.
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